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Article: Characterization of the placoderm (Gnathostomata) assemblage from the tetrapod‐bearing locality of Strud (Belgium, upper Famennian)

Palaeontology - Vol. 58 Part 6 - Cover Image
Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 58
Part: 6
Publication Date: November 2015
Page(s): 981 1002
Author(s): Sébastien Olive, Gaël Clément, Edward B. Daeschler, and Vincent Dupret
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How to Cite

OLIVE, S., CLÉMENT, G., DAESCHLER, E.B., DUPRET, V. 2015. Characterization of the placoderm (Gnathostomata) assemblage from the tetrapod‐bearing locality of Strud (Belgium, upper Famennian). Palaeontology, 58, 6, 981-1002. DOI: 10.1111/pala.12190

Author Information

  • Sébastien Olive - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences OD Earth and Life History Brussels Belgium (Email:
  • Sébastien Olive - Liège University Evolution & Diversity Dynamics Lab Department of Geology Sart‐Tilman Liège Belgium
  • Gaël Clément - UMR 7207 CNRS/MNHN/Paris6 CR2P, CP 38 CR2P Paris Cedex 05 France (Email:
  • Edward B. Daeschler - Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia PA USA (Email:
  • Vincent Dupret - Uppsala University Subdepartment of Evolution and Development Department of Organismal Biology Uppsala Sweden (Email:
  • Vincent Dupret - The Australian National University Research School of Physics and Engineering College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Building 84 Acton ACT Australia

Publication History

  • Issue published online: 27 October 2015
  • Article first published online: 01 January 1970
  • Manuscript Accepted: 27 June 2015
  • Manuscript Received: 14 April 2015

Funded By

Belgian Federal Science Policy Office
Jessup Fund
SYNTHESYS Project. Grant Number: DK‐TAF‐2253
European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Integrating Activities Programme

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The placoderm fauna of the late Famennian tetrapod‐bearing locality of Strud, Belgium, is studied on the basis of historical and newly collected material. It includes the previously described antiarch Grossilepis rikiki, the groenlandaspidid Turrisaspis strudensis sp. nov. and the actinolepidoideid Phyllolepis undulata. P. undulata is thoroughly described and joins the list of the valid Phyllolepis species confidently diagnosed. A morphometrical analysis performed on the centronuchal and anterior ventrolateral plates of the Phyllolepis material demonstrates that there is only one species of Phyllolepis in Belgium (thus, Phyllolepis konincki becomes a junior synonym of P. undulata), that P. rossimontina (Pennsylvania) is a synonym of P. undulata and that the unity of the genus Phyllolepis is strongly supported, although the characterization of several species within this genus is blurred. The strong resemblance between the faunal compositions in Strud and Red Hill (Pennsylvania, USA) suggests important faunal exchanges between these regions of the Euramerica landmass.

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