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Named By: Morris & Roberts in 1862
Time Period: Early Carboniferous-Late Carboniferous
Location: British Isles
Size: Up to 45 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Holocephali | Chimaeriformes | Deltoptychiidae |

Deltoptychius is an extinct species of cartaliginous fish related to the modern chimaeras. It lived in the Carboniferous period of present-day Europe.

Although it emerged over 300 million years ago, Deltoptychius was similar in appearance to modern-day chimaeras, possessing a long, whip-like tail and large, wing-like pectoral fins that it probably used to glide through the water. Deltoptychius`s large eyes allowed it to hunt in deep waters, crushing shellfish between solid tooth plates in its mouth.

Read more about Deltoptychius at Wikipedia
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