Bruntonichthys

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Bruntonichthys
Temporal range: Frasnian
Bruntonichthys multidens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
Family: ?Dunkleosteidae
Genus: Bruntonichthys
Species: B. multidens
Binomial name
Bruntonichthys multidens
Dennis & Miles 1980 [1]

Bruntonichthys is an arthrodire placoderm from the Gogo Reef Formation. It was a small fish, having proportionately huge eyes, and small jaws. Researchers suggest it may have preyed on small mollusks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DENNIS, K. and MILES, R. S. (1980), New durophagous arthrodires from Gogo, Western Australia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 69: 43–85. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1980.tb01932.x