Eurycaraspis

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Eurycaraspis
Temporal range: Givetian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Class: Placodermi
McCoy, 1848
Order: Petalichthyida
Family: Quasipetalichthyidae
Genus: Eurycaraspis
Species: E. incilis
Binomial name
Eurycaraspis incilis
Liu, 1991

Eurycaraspis incilis is an extinct petalichthid placoderm from the Middle Devonian of China. It is closely related to Quasipetalichthys.

Anatomy[edit]

E. incilis differs from Quasipetalichthys by having a more circular-shaped skull.

Phylogeny[edit]

E. incilis is considered a basal petalichthyid, and is placed in Quasipetalichthyidae as Quasipetalichthys' sister taxon. Quasipetalichthyidae, in turn, is considered the sister group of Macropetalichthyidae.

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