Austrophyllolepis

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Austrophyllolepis
Austrophyllolepis ritchiei.jpg
artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
(unranked): Phyllolepida
Family: Phyllolepididae
Genus: Austrophyllolepis
Type species
Austrophyllolepis ritchiei
Long, 1984
Species
  • A. ritchiei
  • A. dulciensis

Austrophyllolepis is an extinct genus of phyllolepid arthrodire placoderm from Middle to Late Devonian freshwater strata of Australia. The type species, A. ritchiei is found in Givetian to early Frasnian-aged freshwater strata near what is now Mount Howitt. A second species, A. dulciensis, is found from Middle Devonian freshwater strata from the Dulcie Sandstone of Georgina Basin, Central Australia.

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