Sinostega

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Sinostega
Temporal range: Late Devonian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: "Amphibia" (wide sense)
Order: "Ichthyostegalia"
Genus: Sinostega
Type species
S. pani
Zhu et al., 2002

Sinostega is an extinct genus of early tetrapod from the Late Devonian of China.

The fossil was discovered in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China, and consist of a fragmentary lower jawbone measuring 7 cm in length. It is the first Devonian tetrapod to be found in Asia.

References[edit]

  • Zhu, M., Ahlberg, P. E., Zhao, W., and Jia, L.. 2002. "First Devonian tetrapod from Asia." Nature 420:760.

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