Diminutive Devonian Antiarch Placoderm Microbrachius

Microbrachius dicki

Placodermi, Antiarchiformes. Asterolepididae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil is 27 mm in length by 19 mm across on 40 mm by 67 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Eday Flagstones, Caithness, Orkney, Scotland

Code: UKF158

Price: Sold

Microbrachius dickiDescription: This is a diminutive Antiarch known as Microbrachius dicki. The Antiarchs were most likely bottom dwellers whose ventral mouth was well-positioned for feeding on benthic organisms. Note the very good preservation seen here, particularly the toothed fin and growth lines on the plates. To date no specimens have been found with a tail.

Also see: Paleozoic Fish Fossils

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