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Temporal range: Silurian-Cretaceous
Palaeoniscus freieslebeni 2.jpg
Palaeoniscum freieslebeni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Chondrostei[1]
Order: Palaeonisciformes
Family: Palaeoniscidae
Vogt, 1852

Palaeoniscidae is a family of fish who possessed a bony skeleton and operculum. This group of fish appeared in the Silurian, and died out in the Cretaceous.


  1. ^ "Palaeonisciformes". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved November 17, 2012.