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Temporal range: Triassic
Piveteauia madagascariensis - Naturmuseum Senckenberg - DSC02203.JPG
Piveteauia madagascariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Order: Actinistia
Family: Whiteiidae
Genus: Piveteauia
Lehman 1952[1]

Piveteauia is an extinct genus of prehistoric coelacanth fish which lived during the Lower Triassic period.[1] The genus is named for twentieth century French vertebrate paleontologist Jean Piveteau.[citation needed] The type specimen was discovered in the Middle Sakamena Group in northwestern Madagascar by French paleoichthyologist Jean-Pierre Lehman.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gael Clement (1999-06-14). "The Actinistian (Sarcopterygii) Piveteauia madagascariensis Lehman from the Lower Triassic of Northwestern Madagascar: A redescription on the basis of new material". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 19 (2): 234–242. doi:10.1080/02724634.1999.10011137. 

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