Shimenolepis granifera is an extinct yunnanolepid placoderm from the Late Llandovery of Li County, Hunan, China. It was the first described Silurian placoderm, and is the earliest known placoderm, known from distinctively ordered plates.

Shimenolepis
Temporal range: Late Llandovery
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Shimenolepis granifera
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Shimenolepis
Type species
Shimenolepis granifera
Junqing, 1991

DescriptionEdit

PlatesEdit

Shimenolepis plates are very similar to the early Devonian yunnanolepid Zhanjilepis, also known from distinctively ornamented plates.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wang Junqing (1991). "The Antiarchi from Early Silurian Hunan" (PDF). Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 21 (3): 240–244. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)