Paramylostoma

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Paramylostoma
Temporal range: Late Famennian[1]
Paramylostoma arcualis.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Placodermi
Order: Arthrodira
Suborder: Brachythoraci
Infraorder: Coccosteina
Superfamily: Dinichthyloidea
Family: Selenosteidae
Genus: Paramylostoma
Species: P. arcualis
Binomial name
Paramylostoma arcualis
Dunkle & Bungart 1945

Paramylostoma arcualis is an extinct selenosteid arthrodire placoderm from the Late Famennian Cleveland Shale of Late Devonian Ohio. It has a compressed, box-like head and thoracic armor, and large, rounded orbits. However, in comparison with other selenosteids, such as Selenosteus, P. arcualis' orbits were rather small. P. arcualis had smooth jaws that suggest the animal was durophagous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denison, Robert (1978). Handbook of Paleoichthyology, Volume 2, Placodermi. New York: Gustav Fischer Verlage. p. 97. ISBN 9780895740274.