Name: Wuttagoonaspis.
Phonetic: Wut-tah-goon-ah-spis.
Named By: A.‭ ‬Ritchie‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Vertebrata,‭ ‬Placodermi,‭ ‬Arthrodira,‭ ‬Wuttagoonaspidae.
Species: W.‭ ‬fletcheri‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬milligani.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Head shield up to‭ 18 centimetres long and ‬10‭ ‬centimetres across.
Known locations: Australia.
Time period: Mid/Upper Devonian.
Fossil representation: Individuals of‭ ‬2‭ ‬species.

       Wuttagoonaspis was a fairly small arthodire placoderm that swam in the water systems of what would become Australia back in the Devonian period.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Wuttagoonaspis gen.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬an unusual arthrodire from the Devonian of Western New South Wales,‭ ‬Australia,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Ritchie‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.


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