Platysomidae

plural noun
Platy·​som·​i·​dae | \ -sōm- \

Definition of Platysomidae

: a family of Carboniferous and Permian ganoid fishes (order Archistia) having a deep compressed body covered with rhombic scales joined by peg-and-socket joints

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History and Etymology for Platysomidae

New Latin, from Platysomus, type genus (from Greek platysōmos broad-bodied, from platy- + sōma body) + -idae

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“Platysomidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platysomidae. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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