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meaning: "Scaly"
Named By: Louis Agassiz in 1832
Time Period: Toarcian - Cenomanian, 180.3-94.0 Ma
Location: Especially well known throughout Eurasia and much of Africa, possibly worldwide
Size: Approximatly 30 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore - specialised for eating shelled molluscs
Fossil(s): Hundreds of specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Semionotiformes | Semionotidae |
Also known as: | Cyprinus elvensis | Lepidotus gigas | Prolepidotus gallineki | Scrobodus subovatus |

Lepidotes (previously known as Lepidotus) is an extinct genus of semionotid neopterygian ray-finned fish from the Jurassic period (Toarcian age) and Early Cretaceous. Fossils have been found in marine sediments of France, England, and Germany, and in Early Cretaceous sediments of Brazil and Bornholm, Denmark (Jydegaard Formation). In 1895, many species were assigned to it by Arthur Smith Woodward. They include, L. elvensis, L. semiserratus, L. tuberculatus, L. gallineki, L. leedsi, L. latifrons, L. haydeni, L. occidentalis, L. macrocheirus, L. subovatus, L. minor, L. affinis, L. unguiculatus, L. laevis, L. maximus, L. mantelli, L. degenhardti, L. hauchecorni, L. mawsoni, L. notopterus and L.? pustulatus. Numerous additional species have been assigned to it which Woodward considered indistinguishable from others.

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