Platycephalichthys

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Platycephalichthys
Temporal range: upper Givetian
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Platycephalichthys in Cosmocaixa, Barcelona
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Eotetrapodiformes
Genus: Platycephalichthys
Vorobyeva, 1962
Species
  • P. bischoffi Vorobyeva, 1962 (type)
  • P. skuenicus Vorobyeva, 1977

Platycephalichthys is a genus of tristichopterid lobe-finned fish which lived during the middle Devonian, upper Givetian stage.

Restoration

Phylogeny[edit]

Below is a cladogram from Swartz, 2012:[1]


Tetrapodomorpha 

Kenichthys

Rhizodontidae

Canowindridae

Megalichthyiformes

Eotetrapodiformes

Tristichopteridae

Tinirau

Platycephalichthys

Elpistostegalia

Panderichthys

Tiktaalik

Elpistostege

Tetrapoda

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.