Osteolepiformes


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Osteolepiformes

[‚äs·tē·ō‚lep·ə′fȯr·mēz]
(paleontology)
A primitive order of fusiform lobefin fishes, subclass Crossopterygii, generally characterized by rhombic bony scales, two dorsal fins placed well back on the body, and a well-ossified head covered with large dermal plating bones.