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Drepanaspis gemuendenensis
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Unknown
Class Heterostraci
Order Pteraspidomorphes
Family Psammosteidae
Genus Drepanaspis
Species Drepanaspis gemuendenensis
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

Drepanaspis gemuendenensis is an extinct species of primitive jawless fish from the Devonian Hunsruck lagerstatte. It was a flattened creature with a heavily armored body, somewhat ray-like in appearance. Its mouth faced upwards, unlike most other Heterostracans, which had downward-facing mouths. Drepanaspis also had small, widely spaced eyes. It is presumed to have foraged the ocean floor for food.

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