Harman Patil

Eolactoria

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraphylum  Gnathostomata
Class  Actinopterygii
Scientific name  Eolactoria sorbinii
Rank  Species
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Superclass  Osteichthyes
Family  Ostraciidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Tetraodontiformes
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Similar  Proaracana, Oligolactoria, Pasaichthys, Zignoichthys, Eotetraodon

Eolactoria sorbinii is an extinct prehistoric boxfish that lived during the Lutetian epoch of the middle Eocene, in Monte Bolca. It had two pairs of long spines, one over each eye, and one pair beneath the anal and caudal fins, arranged very similarly to those possessed by the modern genus Lactoria (e.g., "cowfish"), but were, in comparison, much longer. E. sorbinii had a 5th spine between the two eye-spines, arranged and looking very much like a nose.

The only known fossil specimen is about 5 centimeters in length.

References

Eolactoria Wikipedia


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