Definitions for: Placodermi


[n] extinct group of bony-plated fishes with primitive jaws



Webster (1913) Definition: Plac`o*der"mi, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a tablet
+ ? skin.] (Paleon.)
An extinct group of fishes, supposed to be ganoids. The body
and head were covered with large bony plates. See Illust.
under Pterichthys, and Coccosteus.

Synonyms: class Placodermi

See Also: class, Craniata, placoderm, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata

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