Phlebolepis

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Phlebolepis
Temporal range: Early Silurian
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Phlebolepis elegans, thelodont from Late Silurian of Baltic states, Russia and England
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Thelodonti
Order: Thelodontiformes
Family: Phlebolepididae
Genus: Phlebolepis
Pander, 1856
Species
  • P. elegans Pander, 1856
  • P. ornata Märss 1986

Phlebolepis is an extinct thelodont agnathan genus belonging to the family Phlebolepididae. Whole fossils are found in Early Silurian (Llandovery) aged strata from Saaremaa, Estonia. Phlebolepis elegans was average-sized for a thelodont, 7 cm long.[1]

Life reconstruction of Phlebolepis elegans

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anatomy of the Silurian thelodont Phlebolepis elegans Pander. Mark V. H. Wilson and Tiiu Marss, Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 2012, volume 61, issue 4, pages 261-276, doi:10.3176/earth.2012.4.06