Leptolepidae

plural noun
Lep·​to·​lep·​i·​dae

Definition of Leptolepidae

: a family of primitive clupeoid fishes of the Upper Lias and Lower Cretaceous

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History and Etymology for Leptolepidae

New Latin, from Leptolepis, type genus + -idae

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“Leptolepidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptolepidae. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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