Cladistia

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Cladistia
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to Recent
Polypterus senegalus.jpg
Polypterus senegalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Cladistia
Pander 1860 emend. Cope 1871 sensu Lund 2000
Orders

Cladistia is a clade of bony fishes that currently consists of few anguilliform (eel-shaped) remnants of an ancient diversity.[1] Their major synapomorphies are a dorsal fin with independent rays, and a posteriorly elongated parasphenoid.

Cladistia is the sister group of Actinopteri.

Taxonomy[edit]

Based on work done by Lund 2000 [2]

  • OrderGuildayichthyiformes Lund 2000
  • Order Polypteriformes Bleeker 1859
    • Genus †Latinopollia Meunier and Gayet 1998
    • Genus †Dagetella Gayet & Meunier 1991
    • Genus †Bartschichthys Gayet & Meunier 1996 [Bartschia Gayet & Meunier 1996 non Rehder 1943]
      • Species †B. arnoulti (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Bartschia arnoulti Gayet & Meunier 1996]
      • Species †B. napatensis Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †B. tubularis (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Bartschia tubularis Gayet & Meunier 1996]
    • Genus †Sudania Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †S. gracilis Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †S. oblonga Werner & Gayet 1997
    • Genus †Saharaichthys Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †S. nigeriensis (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Sainthilairia nigeriensis Gayet & Meunier 1996]
      • Species †S. africanus (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Sainthilairia africana Gayet & Meunier 1996]
    • Genus †Sainthilaria Gayet & Meunier 1996
      • Species †S. beccussiformis Gayet & Meunier 1996
      • Species †S. elongata Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †S. falciformis Gayet & Meunier 1996
      • Species †S. grandis Gayet & Meunier 1996
      • Species †S. intermedia Werner & Gayet 1997
    • Genus †Inbecetemia Werner & Gayet 1997
      • Species †I. torta (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Sainthilairia torta Gayet & Meunier 1996]
      • Species †I. tortissima (Gayet & Meunier 1996) [Sainthilairia tortissima Gayet & Meunier 1996]
    • Genus †Nagaia Werner & Gayet 1997
    • Family Polypteridae Lacépède 1803 sensu stricto

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Lecointre & H. Le Guyader, 2007, The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification, Harvard University Press Reference Library
  2. ^ Mikko Haaramo. "Cladistia – bichirs and relatives". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 2013-10-26.