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Dipnorhynchus

Dipnorhynchus is an extinct genus of lungfish that lived in Australia and Europe during the Middle Devonian period.

Description[]

It was a large lungfish that lived in Australia and Europe. It had unusual features for its kind, such as the fact that it lacked the joint that divided its skull in two, and rather had a structure similar to early tetrapods. It had tooth-like plates on the palate and bottom jaw, and its palate was fused with the brain case. It measured 3 feet (90 cm) in length. It most likely hunted mollusks.

In popular culture[]

  • Dipnorhynchus made an appearance in the Ghibli movie, Ponyo.

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