Name: Stensioella ‭(‬Little Stensio‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sten-se-o-el-la.
Named By: Broili‭ ‬-‭ ‬1933.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Placodermi‭?
Species: S.‭ ‬heintzi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Germany.
Time period: Devonian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Stensioella is a fish genus known to have lived in the waters of what is now Germany during the Devonian.‭ ‬Usually Stensioella is identified as a placoderm fish,‭ ‬though one that is very primitive in form.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the holotype specimen of Stensioella shows only a similar shoulder joint.‭ ‬This has led other researchers to speculate that Stensioella may not actually be a placoderm fish,‭ ‬but something called a chimaeriforme,‭ ‬a type of cartilaginous fish and relative to sharks and rays.‭ ‬Indeed,‭ ‬whenever Stensioella gets reconstructed,‭ ‬it usually ends up resembling something like a modern day ratfish,‭ ‬which themselves are chimaeriformes.


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