plural noun Palaeo·nis·ci·dae

Definition of Palaeoniscidae

  1. :  a family of extinct primitive ganoid fishes that lived from the Devonian to the Lias and have an elongate body covered usually with rhombic plates, small pectoral and ventral fins, a single dorsal and anal fin, a heterocercal tail, a skull covered with bony plates, and jaws bearing small teeth

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Origin and Etymology of palaeoniscidae

New Latin, from Palaeoniscum, type genus + -idae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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