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Temporal range: Carboniferous
Caridosuctor populosum.jpg
Caridosuctor populosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Subclass: Actinistia
Family: Rhabdodermatidae[1][2]
Genus: Caridosuctor
Species: C. populosum
Binomial name
Caridosuctor populosum
Lund & Lund, 1984

Caridosuctor is a genus of prehistoric coelacanth, lobe-finned fish, which lived during the Carboniferous period (Serpukhovian stage, about 318 - 326 million years ago). Fossils have been found in North America.


  1. ^ Rhabdodermatidae - Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ "Coelacanthiformes". Retrieved 20 Nov 2012. 

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