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]

CretaceousJurassicTriassicLate CretaceousEarly CretaceousLate JurassicMiddle JurassicEarly JurassicLate TriassicMiddle TriassicEarly TriassicPetalopteryxEnchelyolepisNotagogusPropterusHistionotusMacrosemiusLegnonotusOphiopsisCretaceousJurassicTriassicLate CretaceousEarly CretaceousLate JurassicMiddle JurassicEarly JurassicLate TriassicMiddle TriassicEarly Triassic

References[edit]

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