What is another word for ichyostega?

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[ ˈɪkɪˌɒstɛɡə], [ ˈɪkɪˌɒstɛɡə], [ ˈɪ_k_ɪ__ˌɒ_s_t_ɛ_ɡ_ə]

Ichthyostega is an extinct genus of tetrapod known from fossils found in Greenland. Its name comes from the Greek words "ichthys" meaning fish, and "stege" meaning roof, due to its fish-like appearance. There are no known synonyms for the name Ichthyostega within the scientific community. However, it is sometimes referred to as a Tiktaalik-like animal, which is another extinct fish-like tetrapod. Other related genera include Acanthostega and Ventastega. These ancestral species provide important insights into the evolution of tetrapods and the transition from aquatic to terrestrial habitats during the Devonian period.

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The ichyostega is one of the oldest known fish species. Named for the Greek Ichthus, meaning "dweller in the creek", Ichyostega is a primitive fish belonging to the family Odontosteidae. This fish lived approximately 360-420 million years ago. Ichyostega had a body length of 2-3 inches, a length of its pelvic fins varying between 1.5-2.5 inches, a maximum body weight of 4.5 ounces, and a lifespan of 12-16 years.

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