Macrosemiiformes

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Macrosemiiformes
Temporal range: Late Triassic - Late Cretaceous
Ophiopsis procera.jpg
Ophiopsis procera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Macrosemiiformes
Family: Macrosemiidae
Genera
(see text)

Macrosemiiformes is an extinct order of ray-finned fish with one family, Macrosemiidae.[1] The group evolved during the Late Triassic and disappeared during the Late Cretaceous. The group has been found in rock formations in Africa, Australia, Eurasia and North America.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Timeline of genera[edit]

Cretaceous Jurassic Triassic Late Cretaceous Early Cretaceous Late Jurassic Middle Jurassic Early Jurassic Late Triassic Middle Triassic Early Triassic Petalopteryx Enchelyolepis Notagogus Propterus Histionotus Macrosemius Legnonotus Ophiopsis Cretaceous Jurassic Triassic Late Cretaceous Early Cretaceous Late Jurassic Middle Jurassic Early Jurassic Late Triassic Middle Triassic Early Triassic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macrosemiiformes". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Macrosemiiformes". Palaeos vertebrates. Retrieved 20 August 2009.