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meaning: "Chest spine"
Named By: John Strong Newberry in 1889
Time Period: 382.7-323.2 Ma Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous
Location: China, Europe, North America and Russia
Size: Approximately 70 centimetres long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Many specimens making Stethacanthus one of the best represented of early shark
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Symmoriida | Stethacanthidae |

Stethacanthus is an extinct genus of Shark-like Holocephalian which lived from the Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous epoch, dying out around 323.2 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Europe and North America.

Read more about Stethacanthus at Wikipedia
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