Bathysoma

Bathysoma

Bathysoma lutkeni is an extinct lamprid from the Danian epoch of Sweden, and is the second oldest lamprid known, after Nardovelifer of Campanian/Maastrichian Italy. B. lutkeni has a disk-shaped body and an elongated head. It was originally described as a menid bony fish. Later, it was described as being a basal snake mackerel/. Eventually, anatomical similarities with the Turkmenids were noted, and B. lutkeni is now regarded as an extremely basal lamprid.

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