Santana Fauna

Thought to have been a slow-swimming sedentary type of fish that used its sets of incising and crushing teeth to eat crustaceans and molluscs.

The holotype of this specimen is held at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Pycnodontids in the Araripe deposits are few, and show little variation in diversity of form.

SPECIMEN NAME

Iemanja palma

CLASSIFICATION

Division HALECOSTOMI;
incertae sedis;
Order PYCNODONTIFORMES;
Family GYRODONTIDAE, Berg 1940;
Genus Iemanja, Wenz 1989

TYPE SPECIES

Iemanja palma

PHOTO BY

D. Serrete

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