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Danatinia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Turkmenidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Lampriformes
Species  D. casca
Danatinia
Similar  Bathysoma, Bajaichthys, Turkmenidae, Crestfish, Lampriformes

Danatinia casca is an extinct lamprid from Danata Formation Lagerstatten, of the Upper Paleocene of Turkmenistan. It was first named by Daniltshenko in 1968.

D. casca was sympatric with its close relative, Turkmene. In life, it would have resembled a very small opah.

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Danatinia Wikipedia


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