Fish With Armour? No Way!

It turns out a prehistoric type of fish had really cool armoured plates!

Fish. We all know about fish. Some of them are pretty, some of them are boring and some of them are delicious.

Fish

But it turns out that way back in prehistoric times, before dinosaurs existed, there was a group of fish called placodermi...

Palaeacanthaspis
Image by Apokryltaros | Wikipedia Commons

Who had ARMOUR all over their heads!

Dunkleosteus
Image by Dmitry Bogdanov | Wikimedia Commons

How cool is that? Their heads were protected by these awesome bony helmets, like underwater Vikings or deep-sea American Football players!

Dunkleosteus skull
Image by Wikimedia Commons

Fish, you're cooler than we thought!

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