Rolfosteus

Name: Rolfosteus ‭ (‬Rolf’s bone‭)‬.
Phonetic: Rolf-o-ste-us.
Named By: Dennis‭ & ‬Miles‭ ‬-‭ ‬1979.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Gnathostomata,‭ ‬Placodermi,‭ ‬Arthrodira,‭ ‬Camuropiscidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬canningensis.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬15‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Australia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gogo Formation.
Time period: Devonian.
Fossil representation: Almost complete.

       Rolfosteus is a genus of arthrodire placoderm fish that lived in Australia during the Devonian.‭ ‬Though small for an arthrodire placoderm,‭ ‬the stand out feature of Rolfosteus is the enlarged snout.‭ ‬The specific purpose of this snout is still unknown,‭ ‬but fish that develop such a feature usually do so as a form of sensor suite,‭ ‬having a heightened ability to detect things such as smells to even electrical impulses from prey that otherwise might be hidden.



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