Youngolepis

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Youngolepis
Temporal range: Early Devonian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Osteichthyes
Subclass: Sarcopterygii
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Genus: Youngolepis
Species: Y. praecursor
Binomial name
Youngolepis praecursor
Chang & Yu, 1981

Youngolepis is a genus of prehistoric lobe-finned fish which lived during the Early Devonian period (Lochkovian to Pragian stages, about 407-416 million years ago). Fossils have been found in China.

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