Furcacauda heintzae

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Classis: †Thelodonti
Ordo: †Furcacaudiformes
Familia: †Furcacaudidae
Genus: †Furcacauda

Species: †Furcacauda heintzae


Furcacauda heintzae (Dineley & Loeffler, 1976)

  • Holotype: NMC 13751, incomplete, articulated specimen.
  • Paratype: NMC 13752-13755, incomplete, articulated specimens.

Etymology: after Natascha Heintz, who established the genus †Sigurdia.



  • Deneley, D. L. & Loeffler, E. J., 1976: Ostracoderm Faunas of the Delorme and associated Siluro-Devonian Formations, North West Territories, Canada. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 18: iv+214 pp. PDF Reference page
  • Wilson, M.V.H. & Caldwell, M.W., 1998: The Furcacaudiformes, a new order of jawless vertebrates with thelodont scales, based on articulated Silurian and Devonian fossils from northern Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18: 10–29. Reference page