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Temporal range: Lower Cenomanian[1]
Trewavasia carinata.JPG
fossil of T. carinata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pycnodontiformes
Family: Coccodontidae[2]
Genus: Trewavasia
Species: T. carinata
Binomial name
Trewavasia carinata

Trewavasia carinata is an extinct pycnodontid that lived during the lower Cenomanian of what is now Lebanon.[1] It had a large, forward-pointing horn-like spine between its eyes, and a massive stump-like spine emanating from the back of its head. T. carinata is closely related the genera Corusichthys and Hensodon, as well as Coccodus.

Artist's reconstruction


  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ L. Taverne; L. Capasso (2014). "Ostéologie et phylogénie des Coccodontidae, une famille remarquable de poissons Pycnodontiformes du Crétacé supérieur marin du Liban, avec la description de deux nouveaux genres". Palaeontos. 25. 

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