Named By: A. M. Clement & J. A. Long - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Sarcopterygii, Dipteriformes, Holodontidae.
Species: X. hatcheri (type).
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.
- 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.