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Temporal range: Late Devonian–Early Permian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Osteolepiformes
Family: Megalichthyidae

The Megalichthyidae are a family of prehistoric lobe-finned fishes which lived from the late Devonian to the early Permian period.[2]


Below is a cladogram from Swartz, 2012:[3]

?†Mahalalepis resima Young, Long & Ritchie 1992

?†Megapomus markovskyi Vorobyeva 1977

?†Megistolepis klementzi (Obruchev 1955) Vorobjeva 1977


?†Sengoerichthys ottoman Janvier, Clement & Cloutier 2007

Ectosteorhachis nitidus Cope 1880

Cladarosymblema narrienense Fox et al. 1995



  1. ^ Ulf J. Borgen; Hans A. Nakrem (2016). Fossils and Strata, Number 61, Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of osteolepiform fish. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1–514. doi:10.1002/9781119286448. ISBN 978-1-119-28643-1.
  2. ^ a b c d Florian Witzmann, Rainer R. Schoch (2012). "A megalichthyid sarcopterygian fish from the Lower Permian (Autunian) of the Saar-Nahe Basin, Germany". Geobios. 45 (2): 241–248. doi:10.1016/j.geobios.2011.03.002.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Swartz, B. (2012). "A marine stem-tetrapod from the Devonian of Western North America". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e33683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033683. PMC 3308997. PMID 22448265.