Undina (fish)

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Undina
Temporal range: Jurassic
Undina penicillata (cast) at Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum 8837.jpg
Undina penicillata, at Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Family: Latimeriidae
Genus: Undina
Münster, 1834
Synonyms

Holophagus Egerton 1861

Undina is a genus of prehistoric coelacanth, lobe-finned fish, an intermediary form between sea and land animals which lived during the Late Jurassic period.

Species[edit]

  • Undina acutidens Reis 1888
  • Undina barroviensis
  • Undina gulo (synonym: Holophagus gulo) (type species)
  • Undina penicillata (Munster)
  • Undina purbeckensis

Distribution[edit]

Species of this genus have been found in Cretaceous of Spain, in Jurassic of Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom and in Triassic of Italy.

Restoration of Undina gulo
Undina penicillata
Undina acutidens, abt. 25 cm long, at the Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

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