Sinostega

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Sinostega
Temporal range: Late Devonian
Sinostega-Paleozoological Museum of China.jpg
Holotype jaw of S. pani, Paleozoological Museum of China
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Stegocephalia
Genus: Sinostega
Zhu et al., 2002
Type species
S. pani
Zhu et al., 2002

Sinostega is an extinct genus of early "tetrapod" from the Late Devonian of China.

The fossil was discovered in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China, and consist of a fragmentary lower jawbone measuring 7 cm in length. It is the first Devonian tetrapod to be found in Asia.

References[edit]

  • Zhu, M., Ahlberg, P. E., Zhao, W., and Jia, L.. 2002. "First Devonian tetrapod from Asia." Nature 420:760.

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