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meaning: "Root tooth"
Named By: Traquair in 1836
Time Period: Carboniferous 330-300 Ma
Location: Ireland (Republic of, and Northern) and Scotland
Size: Possibly as much as 6 to 7 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals but usually only of partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Osteichthyes | Sarcopterygii | Tetrapodomorpha | Rhizodontida | Rhizodontidae |

Rhizodus (root tooth) is an extinct genus of rhizodont, a branch of the Sarcopterygii, the bony vertebrate clade that also includes tetrapods. It reached 6-7 metres (20-23 ft) in length.

Read more about Rhizodus at Wikipedia
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