Pteraspidae

plural noun
Pte·​ras·​pi·​dae | \ -pəˌdē \

Definition of Pteraspidae

: a family of widespread Silurian and Lower Devonian ostracoderms (class Heterostraci) — see pteraspis

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History and Etymology for Pteraspidae

New Latin, from Pteraspid-, Pteraspis, type genus + -idae

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“Pteraspidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pteraspidae. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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