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Taxonomic revision of buchanosteoid placoderms (Arthrodira) from the early devonian of south-eastern australia and arctic Russia

Young, Gavin; Long, John; Mark-Kurik, Elga


The 'buchanosteid' placoderms are best known from the Early Devonian of Australia, but also occur in China, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Here we rediagnose the type species Buchanosteus confertituberculatus (Hills 1936) from the type locality at Buchan, Victoria, in the light of new material of both head and trunk shields. The superfamily Buchanosteoidea Denison, 1978 is redefined to unite taxa that share a similar skull roof with separate rostro-pineal (ethmoid) bone, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO13081


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