Camuropiscidae

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Camuropiscidae
Temporal range: ?Eifelian to Frasnian
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
Family: Camuropiscidae
Type species
Camuropiscis concinnus
Dennis & Miles, 1979[1]
Genera

Camuropiscidae is a family of mostly small, bullet or spindle-shaped arthrodire placoderms from the Late Devonian. With the exception of the snub-nosed Simosteus,[4] camuropiscid placoderms are characterized by an elongated, tubular snout. The entire family is restricted to the Frasnian Gogo Reef Formation of Australia.

The camuropiscids' elongated snouts and bullet-shaped bodies are thought to be adaptions for hydrodynamic streamlining. They are assumed to have been mid-water predators of shrimp-like crustaceans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis, Kim; R. S. Miles (September 1979). "A second eubrachythoracid arthrodire from Gogo, Western Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 67: 1–29. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1979.tb01102.x. 
  2. ^ a b Dennis, K.; R. S. Miles (1979). "Eubrachythoracid arthrodires with tubular rostra1 plates from Gogo, Western Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 67: 297–328. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1979.tb01118.x. 
  3. ^ Long, J. A. (1990). "Two new arthrodires (placoderm fishes) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28: 51–64. 
  4. ^ a b Dennis, K.; R. S. Miles (1982). "A eubrachythoracid arthrodire with a snubnose from Gogo, Western Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 75: 153–166. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1982.tb01945.x. 
  5. ^ Long, J. A. (1988). "A new camuropiscid arthrodire (Pisces: Placodermi) from Gogo, Western Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 233–258. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1988.tb01194.x.