Cleithrolepis

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Cleithrolepis
Temporal range: Early Triassic
Cleithrolepis granulatus Exhibit Museum of Natural History.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Osteichthyes
Subclass: Actinopterygii
Order: Perleidiformes
Family: Cleithrolepididae
Genus: Cleithrolepis
Grey Egerton, 1864

Cleithrolepis is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish from the Triassic.

The genus grew to about 30 centimetres (12 in) long. It had a weak lower jaw with teeth only at the tip.[1]

Cleithrolepis lived in rivers, billabongs and lakes in the large braided river system that deposited the Hawkesbury Sandstone in what is now New South Wales, with fossils found in shale lenses within the sandstone.[2]

Sources[edit]

  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward (Page 213)

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