Name: Gladiobranchus ‭(‬Sword gill‭)‬.
Phonetic: Glad-e-os-bran-kus.
Named By: G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bernacsek‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Dineley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1977.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Acanthodii Climatiiformes Diplacanthidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬probaton.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Individuals range between‭ ‬6‭ ‬and‭ ‬10‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Northwest Territories‭ ‬-‭ ‬Delorne Formation.‭
Time period: Lochkovian of the Devonian.
Fossil representation: Numerous individuals,‭ ‬many of which are complete and articulated.

       Gladiobranchus is a genus of Acanthodiian fish that lived in the waters of what is now Canada during the Devonian period.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New acanthodians from the Delorme Formation‭ (‬Lower Devonian‭) ‬of N.W.T.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canada.‭ ‬Palaeontographica,‭ ‬abteilung A,‭ ‬159:‭ ‬1-25.‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bernacsek‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Dineley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1977.
-‭ ‬Redescription of the acanthodian Gladiobranchus probaton Bernacsek‭ & ‬Dineley,‭ ‬1977,‭ ‬and comments on diplacanthid relationships.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geodiversitas‭ ‬30‭ (‬2‭) ‬:‭ ‬303-330.‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Hanke‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Davis‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.


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