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Temporal range: Upper Miocene[1]
Chalcidichthys malacapterygius.jpg
C. malacapterygius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Family: Caristiidae
Genus: Chalcidichthys
Species: C. malacapterygius
Binomial name
Chalcidichthys malacapterygius

Chalcidichthys malacapterygius is an extinct, prehistoric manefish that lived during the Upper Miocene subepoch of Southern California. It is assumed to have preyed on siphonophores, like its living relatives.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-27.