Osteolepidae

plural noun

Os·​te·​o·​lep·​i·​dae
: a widely distributed family of freshwater Paleozoic fishes (order Rhipidistia) having slender elongated bodies, large rhombic scales, and a well-ossified cranium and commonly considered to be on the direct ancestral line of the amphibians

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Osteolepis, type genus + -idae

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“Osteolepidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osteolepidae. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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