Name: Gemuendina.
Phonetic: Gem-oo-en-de-nah.
Named By: Traquair -‭ ‬1903.
Synonyms: Broilina heroldi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Placodermi,‭ ‬Rhenanida,‭ ‬Asterosteidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬stuertzi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Up to‭ ‬100‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬though many individuals are around the‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetre long mark.
Known locations: Germany.
Time period: Early Devonian.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.

       Gemuendina was a very flat bottom dwelling placoderm fish that had a similar ecological niche as modern rays.‭ ‬Although a placoderm,‭ ‬the bony armour plates on Gemuendina were quite loosely connected and would not have offered as much bony protection as the plates of other placoderms.‭ ‬Gemuendina also lacked plates on its mouth,‭ ‬and instead sucked in small organisms trough star shaped tubercle scales.


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