Megalichthyidae

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Megalichthyidae
Temporal range: Late Devonian–Early Permian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Stem: Megalichthyiformes
Family: Megalichthyidae
Genera

The Megalichthyidae are a family of prehistoric lobe-finned fishes which lived from the late Devonian to the early Permian period.[1]

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram from Swartz, 2012:[2]



?†Mahalalepis resima Young, Long & Ritchie 1992



?†Megapomus markovskyi Vorobyeva 1977



?†Megistolepis klementzi (Obruchev 1955) Vorobjeva 1977



?†Palatinichthys



?†Sengoerichthys ottoman Janvier, Clement & Cloutier 2007



Ectosteorhachis nitidus Cope 1880




Cladarosymblema narrienense Fox et al. 1995



Megalichthys




References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Florian Witzmann, Rainer R. Schoch (2012). "A megalichthyid sarcopterygian fish from the Lower Permian (Autunian) of the Saar-Nahe Basin, Germany". Geobios 45 (2): 241–248. doi:10.1016/j.geobios.2011.03.002. 
  2. ^ Swartz, B. (2012). "A marine stem-tetrapod from the Devonian of Western North America". PLoS ONE 7 (3): e33683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033683. PMC 3308997. PMID 22448265.  edit