Named By: Gross - 1950.
Classification: Chordata, Actinopterygii, Palaeonisciformes.
Species: M. durgaringa, M. lineata, M. nitida, M. perforata.
Size: About 9 centimetres long.
Known locations: Germany and Western Australia.
Time period: Devonian.
Fossil representation: Specimens preserved flat on slabs.
Moythomasia was an early ray-finned fish of the Devonian period that seems to have had a wide distribution because the world’s continents were gradually coming together into the supercontinent of Pangaea.
- A new species of the Devonian actinopterygian Moythomasia from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, and fresh observations on M. durgaringa from the Gogo Formation of Western Australia. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(4):e952817. - B. Choo - 2015.