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Temporal range: Early Jurassic[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Sarcopterygii
Subclass: Actinistia
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Family: Coelacanthidae
Agassiz, 1843
Genus: Indocoelacanthus
Species: I. robustus
Binomial name
Indocoelacanthus robustus
Jain, 1974

Indocoelacanthus robustus is a fossil sarcopterygian. The holotype specimen was found in Lower Jurassic-aged riverine sediment of the Kota formation, in the Pranhita-Godavari valley at Boraigudem limestone ridge, about 30 kilometers southeast of Sironcha, India. The holotype is preserved in the museum of the Indian Statistical Institute.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jain, S.L. (1974). "Indocoelacanthus robustsus n. gen., n. sp. (Coelacanthidae, Lower Jurassic), the first fossil coelacanth from India". Journal of Paleontology. 48 (1): 49–62.