Temporal range: Late Devonian

Elpistostege watsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Osteichthyes
Subclass: Sarcopterygii
Superorder: Osteolepidida
Order: Elpistostegalia
Family: Elpistostegidae
Genus: Elpistostege
  • E. watsoni
    Westoll, 1938

Elpistostege is an extinct genus of tetrapod-like fish that lived in the Late Devonian period (Late Givetian to Early Frasnian). Fossils of skull and a part of the backbone have been found at Escuminac Formation in Quebec, Canada. It seems to be fairly large.