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meaning: "Head shield"
Named By: Louis Agassiz in 1846
Time Period: Early Devonian 415-398 Ma
Location: Western Europe. North America
Size: Approximately 20 to 30 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore/bottom feeder
Fossil(s): Many specimens are known
Classification: | Chordata | Osteostraci | Cephalaspidiformes | Cephalaspidae |

Cephalaspis (meaning "head shield") is a probably monotypic genus of extinct osteostracan agnathan vertebrate. It was a trout-sized detritivorous fish that lived in estuaries of the early Devonian.

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