Rhenanida

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Rhenanida

[re′nan·ə·də]
(paleontology)
An order of extinct marine fishes in the class Placodermi distinguished by mosaics of small bones between the large plates in the head shield.
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Several amphiaspidids, the rhenanid Dolganosteus remotus Mark-Kurik, 2010 and undescribed placoderms (e.g.
1973; Mark-Kurik 1994; Matukhin 1995), but described in only a few cases (a rhenanid, a porolepiform and two actinopterygians) as indicated above.
An especially large PN plate is known in the rhenanid Brindabellaspis (Young 1980).
Dolganosteus, a new Early Devonian rhenanid (Placodermi) from northern Siberia.