Janusiscus

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Genus: †Janusiscus

Species: †J. schultzei

Name[edit]

Janusiscus Giles, et al., 2015

Etymology: The generic name Janusiscus refers back to the two-faced Roman god Janus and was given because the type species Janusiscus schultzei shows a mosaic shape characteristics for both, bone and cartilage fish.

References[edit]

  • Giles, S., Friedman, M. & Brazeau, M. D., 2015: Osteichthyan-like cranial conditions in an Early Devonian stem gnathostome. Nature, 520 (7545): 82–85. doi: 10.1038/nature14065 Reference page