Lasanius is a genus of basal anaspida from the Early Silurian. Its fossils are around 10 mm to 150 mm in length.

Lasanius
Temporal range: Late Silurian
Lasanius problematicus.jpg
Lasanius problematicus
Scientific classification
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Lasaniidae
Genus:
Lasanius

Traquair 1898
Type species
Lasanius problematicus
Traquair 1898
Species
  • L. altus Smith 1958
  • L. armatus Traquair 1899
  • L. problematicus Traquair 1898
Life reconstruction of Lasanius problematicus

Fossils have been found in Early Silurian-aged strata in Ayrshire, Muirkirk, Scotland and Seggholm.

ReferencesEdit

R.H. Traquair M.D. LL.D. F.R.S. (1898) IX.—Notes on Palœozoic fishes.—No. II, Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 2:7, 67–70, DOI: 10.1080/00222939808678013

Traquair, R. (1899). XXXII.—Report on Fossil Fishes collected by the Geological Survey of Scotland in the Silurian Rocks of the South of Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 39(3), 827–864. doi:10.1017/S0080456800035237

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