Name: Zhongjianichthys ‭(‬Zhongjian's fish‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zong-ye-an-ik-fiss.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Craniata,‭ ‬Myllokunmingiidae.
Species: Z.‭ ‬rostratus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: ‬Unavailable.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yuanshan Formation.
Time period: Lower Cambrian.
Fossil representation: Preserved on slab.

       As a relative to Haikouichthys and Myllokunmingia,‭ ‬Zhongjianichthys is widely considered to have been a very primitive fish.‭ ‬Zhongjianichthys still lacked scales that are commonly seen in modern fish,‭ ‬and may have instead had a smooth skin texture similar to that of a hagfish.

Further reading
- A paleontological perspective of vertebrate origin. - Chinese Science Bulletin 2003 Vol. 48 No. 8. - D. G. Shu - 2003.


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