Maideria

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Maideria
Temporal range: Givetian
Maideria falipoui.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
Suborder: Brachythoraci
Infraorder: Coccosteina
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Maideria
Species: M. falipoui
Binomial name
Maideria falipoui
Lelièvre 1995[1]

Maideria falipoui is a long-snouted brachythoracid arthrodire placoderm from the Lower Middle Givetian epoch of South Morocco, in what is now the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Although M. falipoui superficially resembles Buchanosteus, albeit with an elongated snout or rostrum, M. falipoui is considered to be a basal member of the group Coccosteina, thus, it has not yet been given any familial ranking.

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