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Bothriolepis - my favorite placoderm :)
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Weirda-s-M-artHobbyist Digital Artist
those fins are gorgeous :heart:
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TerranTechnocratHobbyist General Artist
Devonian Fish! I love it!
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cool !!!! :love:
has to be one of my favorite prehistoric fish!
awesome job!! :D
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GogosardinaProfessional Traditional Artist
Lovely rendition of B.canadensis.

Anatomically, there are a few issues: Contrary to many reconstructions, Bothrio only has a single dorsal fin - the 1st (anterior) dorsal fin doesn't exist. Additionally, the 2nd dorsal fin lacks any obvious fin rays (only the caudal fin preserves rays). The presence of pelvic fins is highly controversial in B. canadensis (B. gippslandiensis definately does not have pfs) as the vast majority of specimens appear to lack them. If they did exist (I personally think they didn't), they'd likely have been much smaller than as depicted.
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What a fantastic picture! So detailed and accurate.
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I can see why!
KabutomaruCN's avatar
J'adore le Bothriolepis, c'est aussi mon placoderme préféré!
Au faut, j'aimerais savoir quel espèce il s'agit, sur le dessin?

Je connais très bien le Bothriolepis Canadensis, j'en possède un fossile complet dans ma collection, J'en ferai un dessin bientôt, je me sens inspiré!
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A very good choice for a favorite! Wonderful illustration!
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