Andreolepis

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Andreolepis
Temporal range: Late Silurian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Palaeonisciformes
Family: Andreolepididae
Märss, 2001
Genus: Andreolepis
Gross, 1968
Species

Andreolepis is an extinct genus of the order Actinopterygii, placed in the monogeneric family Andreolepididae.[1]

The known species of this genus are A. hedei and A. petri. A. hedei has proven so far to be the earliest-known actinopterygiian, living around 420 million years ago. Both species inhabited Russia, and A. hedei fossils have also been uncovered in Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia.[2]

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