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Amphistium

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Kingdom  Animalia
Species  †A. paradoxum
Rank  Genus
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Flatfish
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Similar  Flatfish, Spiny turbot, Eobothus, Samaridae, Symphurus thermophilus

Amphistium paradoxum, the only species classified under the genus Amphistium, is a fossil fish which has been identified as an early relative of the flatfish, and as a transitional fossil. In a typical modern flatfish, the head is asymmetric with both eyes on one side of the head. In Amphistium, the transition from the typical symmetric head of a vertebrate is incomplete, with one eye placed near the top of the head.

Amphistium is among the many fossil fish species known from the Monte Bolca Lagerstätte of Lutetian Italy. Heteronectes is a related, and very similar fossil from a slightly earlier strata of France.

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Amphistium Wikipedia


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