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Camuropiscidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Placodermi
Rank  Family
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Arthrodira
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Similar  Rolfosteus, Yiminaspis, Belemnacanthus, Burrinjucosteus

Camuropiscidae is a family of mostly small, bullet or spindle-shaped arthrodire placoderms from the Late Devonian. With the exception of the snub-nosed Simosteus, camuropiscid placoderms are characterized by an elongated, tubular snout. The entire family is restricted to the Frasnian Gogo Reef Formation of Australia.

The camuropiscids' elongated snouts and bullet-shaped bodies are thought to be adaptions for hydrodynamic streamlining. They are assumed to have been mid-water predators of shrimp-like crustaceans.

References

Camuropiscidae Wikipedia


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