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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Axelrodichthys araripensis - Naturmuseum Senckenberg - DSC02202.JPG
Axelrodichthys araripensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Subclass: Actinistia
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Family: Mawsoniidae
Genus: Axelrodichthys
Maisey, 1986
Binomial name
Axelrodicthys araripensis
Maisey, 1986
Axelrodichthys araripensis

Axelrodichthys is an extinct genus of mawsoniid coelacanth from the Early Cretaceous of South America.


  • * J. G. Maisey. 1986. Coelacanths from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. American Museum Novitates 2866:1-30
  • Discovering Fossil Fishes by John G. Maisey, David Miller, Ivy Rutzky, and Craig Chesek
  • History of the Coelacanth Fishes by Peter Forey
  • Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth by Keith Stewart Thomson
  • The Rise of Fishes: 500 Million Years of Evolution by John A. Long