|Named By:||A. M. Clement in 2012|
|Location:||Australia - Gogo Formation|
|Size:||About 12.5 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Partially preserved individual|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Gnathostomata | Osteichthyes | Sarcopterygii | Dipnoi ||
Rhinodipterus is an extinct genus of prehistoric dipnoan sarcopterygians or lobe-finned fish, that lived in the Devonian Period, between 416 and 359 million years ago. It is believed to have inhabited shallow, salt-water reefs, and is one of the earliest known examples of marine lungfish. Research published in 2010 based on an exceptionally well-preserved specimen from the Gogo Formation of Australia has shown that Rhinodipterus has cranial ribs attached to its braincase and was probably adapted for air-breathing to some degree. This could be the only case known for a marine lungfish with air-breathing adpatations.