Rahul Sharma

Weejasperaspis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraphylum  Gnathostomata
Family  Weejasperaspididae †
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Acanthothoraci
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Class  Placodermi McCoy, 1848
Species  W. gavini
Rank  Genus
Weejasperaspis
Similar  Murrindalaspis, Belemnacanthus, Goodradigbeeon, Burrinjucosteus, Neopetalichthys

Weejasperaspis gavini is an extinct acanthothoracid placoderm found in the Taemas-Weejasper Reef, of the Early Devonian-aged Buchan Group in eastern Victoria, Australia. Weejasperaspis differs from other acanthothoracids in that the median dorsal crest is short, and triangular-shaped. Its sister genus, Murrindalaspis, differs from it by having large, blade-like median dorsal crests that are recurved. Like Murrindalaspis, it is only known from a dorsal plate and ossified eyeballs.

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Weejasperaspis Wikipedia


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