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The deepest vertebrate fossil and other arctolepid fishes
- WHITE, ERROL I.
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 1969 v.1 no.3 pp. 293-310
- fish, fossils, mountains, new genus, new species, Persian Gulf, Qatar
- A new genus and species of arctolepid arthrodire, Qataraspis deprofundis is based on an anterolateral plate recovered from a bore-hole in Qatar, Persian Gulf at a depth of nearly two and a half miles. It is compared with the corresponding plates of all known arctolepid arthrodires, particularly those referred to the undefined genus Kujdanoteiaspis Stensiö. The British species K. anglica is described in detail and referred to a new genus, Heightington-aspis, and a specimen from the Senni Beds of the Black Mountains is described as Ailuracantha dorsifelis gen. et sp. nov.