Weejasperaspis

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Weejasperaspis
Temporal range: Early Devonian
Murrindalaspis wallacei.jpg
Weejasperaspis gavini, Murrindalaspis wallacei & Brindabellaspis stensioi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Class: Placodermi
McCoy, 1848
Order: Acanthothoraci
Stensiö, 1944
Family: Weejasperaspididae
Genus: Weejasperaspis
Species: W. gavini
Binomial name
Weejasperaspis gavini
White 1978

Weejasperaspis gavini is an extinct acanthothoracid placoderm found in the Taemas-Weejasper Reef, of the Early Devonian-aged Buchan Group in eastern Victoria, Australia. Weejasperaspis differs from other acanthothoracids in that the median dorsal crest is short, and triangular-shaped. Its sister genus, Murrindalaspis, differs from it by having large, blade-like median dorsal crests that are recurved. Like Murrindalaspis, it is only known from a dorsal plate and ossified eyeballs.

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