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Temporal range: Carboniferous
Allenypterus montanus fossil - Museum of the Rockies.jpg
Fossil in Museum of the Rockies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Family: Hadronectoridae
Genus: Allenypterus
Species: A. montanus
Binomial name
Allenypterus montanus
Melton, 1969

Allenypterus is a genus of a prehistoric lobe-finned fish which lived during the Carboniferous period (Early Pennsylvanian to Late Mississippian, around 354–290 million years ago). Fossils have been discovered in Bear Gulch Limestone, Montana, USA.[1]


  1. ^ Lund, Richard; Lund, Wendy (1984). "New genera and species of coelacanths from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Lower Carboniferous) of Montana (U.S.A.)". Geobios. 17 (2): 237–244. doi:10.1016/S0016-6995(84)80145-X. 

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