ceratodus


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ceratodus

(sɪˈrætədəs; ˌsɛrəˈtəʊdəs)
n, pl -duses
(Animals) any of various extinct lungfish constituting the genus Ceratodus, common in Cretaceous and Triassic times. Compare barramunda
[C19: New Latin, from cerato- + Greek odous tooth]
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Noun1.ceratodus - extinct lungfishceratodus - extinct lungfish      
lungfish - air-breathing fish having an elongated body and fleshy paired fins; certain species construct mucus-lined mud coverings in which to survive drought
genus Ceratodus - type genus of the Ceratodontidae: extinct genus of lungfishes
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This species is described and named herein as Ceratodus texanus.
Mesozoic specimens are generally referred to the form genus Ceratodus in view of the inability to distinguish genera from tooth plates alone.
Subclass DIPNOI Mailer 1845 Order CERATODONTIFORMES Berg 1940 Family CERATODONTIDAE Gill 1872 Genus CERATODUS Agassiz 1838 CERATODUS TEXANUS sp.
The new Woodbine lungfish is herein referred to a new species; Ceratodus carteri.
The North American fossil record of Cretaceous Dipnoi is scant, with few reports from the Cenomanian other than Ceratodus gustasoni from the Dakota Formation of southern Utah (Kirkland 1987).