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Qilinyu

Taxonomy
Qilinyu was named by Zhu et al. (2016). Its type is Qilinyu rostrata.

It was assigned to Gnathostomata by Zhu et al. (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2016Qilinyu Zhu et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
RankNameAuthor
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
genusQilinyu

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. Zhu et al. 2016A jawed stem gnathostome possessing maxilla, premaxilla and dentary together with elements formerly regarded as diagnostic of placoderms, including a nuchal plate and median dorsal plates. Differs from Entelognathus (2) by having a dentary with both palatal and facial laminae, no infradentaries or gular plates, two pairs of postorbital plates, paired central plates, long rostral and premedian plates, ventral nostrils, paired grooves leading to nasal openings on the ventral face of the dermal rostrum, a ventral mouth, an opercular with a ventral lamina, ginglymoid dermal neck joint, three median dorsal plates, posterior ventrolateral plates of both sides in contact, small eye capsules that are not sutured to surrounding bones, and tubercular ornament.