Climatiiformes

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Climatiiformes
Temporal range: 418–298 Ma
Silurian - Carboniferous
Climatius.jpg
An artist's restoration of Climatius.
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Climatiiformes
Suborders & Families

Climatiida

Gyracanthidae
Climatiidae

Diplacanthida

Culmacanthidae
Tetanopsyridae
Diplacanthidae

The Climatiiformes is an order of extinct fish belonging to the class Acanthodii. Like most other "spiny sharks", the Climatiiformes had sharp spines. These animals were rather small in size (about 4 in or 10 cm) and lived from the Late Silurian to the Early Carboniferous period. The type genus is Climatius. The order splits into the suborders Climatiida and Diplacanthida, which themselves split into several families.

:ife reconstruction of Gyracanthus formosus

Climatiiformes is a fish species which is on the verge of extinction. It belongs to kingdom Animalia and class Acanthodii. It has sharp spines on their body also called as “spiny sharks. This species has intermediate spines between its pectoral and pelvic fins; along with well-developed dermal pectoral plates. These animals are found generally small (about 4 in or 10 cm). These species also have suborders called Climatdia anlong with Diplacanthisa that further splits into several families. Climtiiformes could be found in carbonates, marine and marginal Marnie environments. Geneus of this species is Climatius.

References[edit]

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