Megamastax amblyodus

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Megamastax amblyodus

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Genus: †Megamastax

Species: †Megamastax amblyodus



Megamastax amblyodus Choo et al., 2014

  • Holotype: IVPP V18499.1, complete left mandible.

Type locality and horizon: The Kuanti Formation, at a hill close to the Xiaoxiang Reservoir, Qujing, Yunnan, southwestern China, dating to the late Ludlow (Ludfordian Stage) 11–13, with a youngest age of, 423 million years ago. The fossils were collected from a horizon immediately below the first appearance of the conodont Ozarkodina crispa.

Etymology: The specific epithet is derived from amblys and odous (Greek) meaning ‘‘blunt tooth’.