Name: Allenypterus.
Phonetic: Al-len-ip-teh-rus.
Named By: W.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Melton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1969.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sarcopterygii,‭ ‬Hadronectoridae.
Species: A.‭ ‬montanus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬15‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Montana.
Time period: Pennsylvanian to Mississippian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete specimens.

       Allenypterus is a genus of lobe finned fish that is known to have lived in the waters of what would become Montana during the Carboniferous.‭ ‬Allenypterus had a very deep body and reduced limbs,‭ ‬strongly suggesting that this fish was a slow swimmer and focused more towards manoeuvring in slow flowing or even still waters.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new dorypterid fish from central Montana.‭ ‬Northwest Science‭ ‬43:196-206.‭ ‬-‭ ‬W.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Melton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1969.


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