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Archaeolepidotus leonardii Accordi 1956 Holotype

Archaeolepidotus is an extinct, prehistoric semionotiform that lived during the Early Triassic period. Its only species is Archaeolepidotus leonardii.

Classification[change | change source]

It is in the order Semionotiformes. It was probably a macrosemiid or a relative of Callipurbeckia. It probably may have been a relative of the Arapaiminae.

Description[change | change source]

It resembled some sort of arapaima but much shorter. It also may have resembled the African arowana.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-02-27.

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