Fallacosteus

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Fallacosteus
Temporal range: Late Frasnian
Fallacosteus turnerae.jpg
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Fallacosteus
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F. turneri

Long, 1990

Fallacosteus turneri is an extinct species of arthrodire placoderm from the late Devonian of the Gogo Formation of Western Australia. As with almost all other camuropiscids, F. turnerae had an elongated snout that may have enhanced its hydrodynamic streamlining.

Etymology[edit]

The generic name translates as "deceptive bone," in reference to its extreme similarity to Camuropiscis. The specific name honors Sue Turner.

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References[edit]

  • Long, J. A. 1990a, "Two new arthrodires (placoderm fishes) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28, De Vis Symposium Volume, pp. 51–64.
  • Long, John A. The Rise of Fishes: 500 Million Years of Evolution Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8018-5438-5