Name: Xeradipterus.
Phonetic: Ze-rah-dip-teh-rus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clement‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Long‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sarcopterygii,‭ ‬Dipteriformes,‭ ‬Holodontidae.
Species: X.‭ ‬hatcheri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly between‭ ‬45‭ ‬and‭ ‬60‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Australia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gogo Formation.
Time period: Devonian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Xeradipterus is a genus of lungfish known to have lived in Australia during the Devonian.‭ ‬The jaw structure and dentition of Xeradipterus shows that the fish had a very powerful crushing bite.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Xeradipterus hatcheri,‭ ‬a New Dipnoan from the Late Devonian‭ (‬Frasnian‭) ‬Gogo Formation,‭ ‬Western Australia,‭ ‬and Other New Holodontid Material.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬3‭)‬:681-695.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clement‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Long‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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