Megalichthys

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Megalichthys
Temporal range: Carboniferous
Megalichthys hibberti.jpg
Restoration of M. hibberti
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Megalichthys
Type species
Megalichthys hibberti
Agassiz, 1843
Species
  • M. agassizianus (Lohest, 1889)
  • M. coccolepis (Young, 1870)
  • M. hibberti Agassiz, 1843
  • M. intermedius (Woodward, 1891)
  • M. laticeps (Traquair, 1884)
  • M. macropomus (Cope, 1892)

Megalichthys is a genus of prehistoric lobe-finned fish which lived during the Carboniferous period. It is the type genus of the family Megalichthyidae. The type species is M. hibberti.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wellburn, E. D. (1900). "On the Genus Megalichthys, Agassiz: Its History, Systematic Position, and Structure". Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. 14 (1): 52–71. doi:10.1144/pygs.14.1.52.