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Zhongjianichthys
Temporal range: Early-Middle Cambrian
Zhongjianichthys rostratus
An artist's reconstruction of Zhongjianicthys
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Family: Myllokunmingiidae
Genus: Zhongjianichthys
Type species
Zhongjianichthys rostratus
Shu, 2003

Zhonjianicthys is a genus of basal chordate that lived during the Cambrian period. It belonged to the Myllokunmingiidae, which are among the first known fish, and, therefore, the first known vertebrates[1]. It lacked jaws and scales. The genus contains the species Z. rostratus.


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