Dinichthys

Dinichthys

also called  Dunkleosteus,  
 extinct genus of arthrodires, i.e., primitive, armoured, fishlike animals known as placoderms that dominated ancient seas. Dinichthys lived during the Late Devonian Period (374 to 360 million years ago) and is found fossilized in rocks of that age in Europe, northern Asia, and North America. Dinichthys grew to a length of about 9 metres (30 feet), more than 3 metres of which consisted of an armoured head shield that was hinged in the neck region, permitting the upper jaw to be raised in relation to the lower. Dinichthys was clearly the dominant marine predator of its time.

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  • Dinichthys — Di*nich thys, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? fish.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct Devonian ganoid fishes. In some parts of Ohio remains of the Dinichthys are abundant, indicating animals twenty feet in length. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dinichthys — Dunkleosteus Dunkleosteus Schädel im Queensland Museum Zeitraum Oberdevon 380 bis 360 Mio. Jahre Fossilfundorte Nordamerika (Cleveland Shale) Afrika Europa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dinichthys — din·ich·thys …   English syllables

  • dinichthys — dīˈnikthə̇s noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from din + ichthys : a genus of large Devonian fishes (subclass Arthrodira) known from both Europe and America and especially abundant in parts of Ohio attaining a length of 30 feet and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Динихтис — ? † Динихтис …   Википедия

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  • Dunkleosteus — Temporal range: Late Devonian, 380–360 Ma …   Wikipedia

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