Pterichthyodes

noun
Pter·ich·thy·o·des | \ təˌrikthēˈō(ˌ)dēz , (ˌ)teˌr- \

Definition of Pterichthyodes 

: a genus of ostracoderms (subclass Antiarcha) from the Devonian rocks of Scotland having the head covered with bony plates and bearing the orbits close together on its dorsal surface with the anterior half of the body encased in a buckler of large bony plates

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New Latin, from pter- + ichthy- + -odes

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