Jiuchengia

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Jiuchengia
Temporal range: Late Emsian[1]
Jiuchengia longoccipita.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
Suborder: Brachythoraci
Infraorder: Coccosteina
Heintz, 1932
Superfamily: Coccosteoidea
Family: Coccosteidae
Traquir, 1888
Genus: Jiuchengia
Species: J. longoccipita
Binomial name
Jiuchengia longoccipita
Wang & Wang 1983[2]

Jiuchengia longoccipita is a coccosteid arthrodire placoderm from the Late Emsian epoch of Wuding, Yunnan.[1]

Its skull is similar in form to those of Watsonosteus and Dickosteus, though J. longoccipita can be easily distinguished from them in that its skull is longer, and has anatomical features in common with homostiids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wang Junqing & Min, Zhu (1995). "Age of the Jiucheng Formation of Wuding,Yunnan". Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, Academia Sinica, Beijing. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ Wang Junqing (1983). "NEW DISCOVERY OF EARLY MIDDLE DEVONIAN BRACHY-THORACID (PLACODERM FISH) FROM WUDING REGION OF YUNNAN". Vertebrata PalAsiatica.