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Lunaspis
Lunas
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Placodermi
Order Petalichthyida
Family Macropetalichthyidae
Genus Lunaspis
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct
Lunaspis is an extinct genus of petalichthyid fish that lived in shallow marine environment of the Early Devonian period. Fossils have been found in Germany, China and Australia.

Description

Lunaspis were flattened fish with short trunk and long, curved cornual plates. These long, spine-like plates give the suggestion of a crescent moon, hence the generic name. The nostrils and the anterior part of the headshield around the orbits, is covered by a number of tiny scales, as is the long trunk.

Species

There are three known species in the genus Lunaspis:

  • Lunaspis broili
  • Lunaspis heroldi
  • Lunaspis pruemiensis
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