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meaning: "Delicate scale"
Named By: Louis Agassiz in 1932
Time Period: 242.0-112.6 Ma Middle Triassic to Early Cretaceous[1]
Location: Worldwide
Size: 30 centimetres long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Large numbers of specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Leptolepiformes | Leptolepidae |
Also known as: | Ascalabos | Leptolepis affinis | Leptolepis bronni | Leptolepis constrictus | Leptolepis nanus | Leptolepis neocomiensis | Leptolepis normandica | Leptolepis pachystelus | Leptolepis pronus | Megastoma | Oxygonius | Sarginites | Tharsis |

Leptolepis ("delicate scale") is an extinct genus of teleost fish that lived in freshwater and marine environments from the Middle Triassic period until the Early Cretaceous. The genus is one of the earliest recognized teleost genera.

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