Palaeobalistum

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Palaeobalistum
Temporal range: Cretaceous–Eocene
Pycnodontidae - Palaeobalistum goedeli.JPG
Palaeobalistum goedeli from Lebanon. Cretaceous (abt. 95 Ma)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pycnodontiformes
Family: Pycnodontidae
Genus: Palaeobalistum
Blainville 1818 [1]

Palaeobalistum is an extinct genus of prehistoric ray-finned fish which ranged from the Cretaceous to Eocene periods.[2][3]

Etymology[edit]

The Latin genus name derives from a Greek word meaning “thick tooth”.[4]

Species[edit]

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