Arthrodira

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Arthrodira

[‚är·thrō′dī·rə]
(paleontology)
The joint-necked fishes, an Upper Silurian and Devonian order of the Placodermi.
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The lowermost vertebrate-bearing layer (layers 7 and 8) yields rare isolated skeletal elements of the psammosteid Psammolepis sp., arthrodire Plourdosteus livonicus (Eastman), antiarch Asterolepis sp., acanthodian Haplacanthus sp., an unidentifiable dipnoan fish, as well as porolepiforms Glyptolepis sp.
Taxonomy of the arthrodire Phlyctaenius from the Lower or Middle Devonian of Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The so-called 'Atholville Beds' (Dineley and Williams 1968), exposed at Campbellton and Atholville, have been examined by paleontologists since 1881 and have yielded ostracoderms, arthrodires, acanthodians and chondrichthyans (Whiteaves 1881, 1889; Woodward 1889, 1892; Traquair 1890, 1893).
The first data about placoderms from Plucki were presented by Ivanov & Ginter (1997) who initially described a partly preserved skull-roof of an eastmanosteid arthrodire. Later, Szrek (2007a, 2007b, 2008) and Szrek & Ginter (2008) mentioned the Plucki placoderm assemblage but the first detailed description was published by Dworczak & Szrek (2016) who described remains of Aspidichthys ingens Koenen, 1883.
The limestone middle part (up to 10 cm) is rich in cephalopods and arthrodire placoderms.
A new species of eastmanosteid arthrodire (Pisces: Placodermi) from Gogo, Western Australia.
Grishin of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GIN RAS) presented a postcranial bone of an arthrodire placoderm to the Borissiak Paleontological Institute of RAS (PIN RAS).
They found two more arthrodire specimens in the same quarry.
As the lower part of the Razvedochnyj Fm is of Pragian age (Matukhin 1995), the age of the arthrodire can provisionally be considered as Pragian.
Classifying the arthrodire Eukaia is difficult as only the skull roof of the fish has been found.
These are represented by species of arthrodires Coccosteus, Watsonosteus and Plourdosteus and antiarchs Asterolepis and Bothriolepis.
Noteworthy is the absence of the characteristic Middle Devonian arthrodires Homostius and Heterostius (Mark-Kurik & Nemliher 2003).