Cladistia

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Cladistia
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to Recent
Polypterus senegalus.jpg
Polypterus senegalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Cladistia Cope 1870

Cladistia is a clade of bony fishes that currently consists of few anguilliform (eel-shaped) remnants of an ancient diversity.[1] Their major synapomorphies are a dorsal fin with independent rays, and a posteriorly elongated parasphenoid.

Cladistia is the sister group of Actinopteri.

Phylogeny[edit]

Based on work done by Lund 2000 [2]


Guildayichthyidae

Guildayichthys carnegiei Lund 2000



Discoserra pectinodon Lund 2000



Polypteriformes

?†Latinopollia Meunier and Gayet 1998



?†Dagetella sudamericana



?†Bartschichthys



?†Sudania



?†Saharaichthys



?†Sainthilaria



?†Inbecetemia



?†Nagaia extrema


Polypteridae

Bawitius bartheli (Schaal 1984) Grandstaff et al. 2012



Serenoichthys kemkemensis Dutheil 1999



Calamoichthys calabaricus (Smith, 1865)



Polypterus





References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Lecointre & H. Le Guyader, 2007, The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification, Harvard University Press Reference Library
  2. ^ Mikko Haaramo. "Cladistia – bichirs and relatives". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 2013-10-26.