Name: Berycopsis.
Phonetic: Beh-re-cop-sis.
Named By: Agassiz‭ ‬-‭ ‬1850.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Actinopterygii,‭ ‬Polymixiiformes,‭ ‬Polymixiidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬germanus,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬pulcher.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬30‭ ‬to‭ ‬35‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Europe,‭ ‬including England.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.

       Berycopsis was one of the first actinopterygian‭ (‬spiny-rayed‭) ‬fish to appear,‭ ‬and is so far known from Europe.‭ ‬Berycopsis have a body form similar to fish that inhabit shallower sunlit water where they hunt for small aquatic animals near to or just above the ocean floor.


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