Asterolepis


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Asterolepis

 

a genus of extinct placoderms from the subclass Antiarcha. During the Devonian Age the fish were found in Europe (Scotland, Spitsbergen, Greenland, and the European USSR), America (eastern United States), and Asia (China). Asterolepis is the index fossil for freshwater delta deposits that are devoid of marine invertebrate remains. The best finds in the USSR are in the Baltic.

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striatus (Gross), Tartuosteus giganteus (Gross) and Psammolepis proia Mark-Kurik; the placoderms Actinolepis tuberculata Agassiz, Heterostius ingens Asmuss, Homostius latus Asmuss, Coccosteidae, Asterolepis sp.
The assemblage comprises the psammosteids Pycnosteus palaeformis Preobrazhensky, Tartuosteus giganteus (Gross) and Psammolepis proia Mark-Kurik (Glinskiy 2012); the placoderms Actinolepis tuberculata Agassiz, Heterostius ingens Asmuss, Homostius latus Asmuss, Coccosteidae, Asterolepis sp.
These are represented by species of arthrodires Coccosteus, Watsonosteus and Plourdosteus and antiarchs Asterolepis and Bothriolepis.