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Placoderms (Armored Fish): Dominant Vertebrates of the Devonian Period

Young, Gavin


Placoderms, the most diverse group of Devonian fishes, were globally distributed in all habitable freshwater and marine environments, like teleost fishes in the modern fauna. Their known evolutionary history (Early Silurian-Late Devonian) spanned at least 70 million years. Known diversity (335 genera) will increase when diverse assemblages from new areas are described. Placoderms first occur in the Early Silurian of China, but their diversity remained low until their main evolutionary radiation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-earth-040809-152507


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