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Class SARCOPTERYGII

Introduction

The class Sarcopterygii includes the ancient relict groups of lungfish and coelacanth. Extant lungfish are now represented by two orders: Ceratodontiformes, known only from Australia, and Lepidosireniformes, from South Africa and South America (Nelson 1994). Coelacanths have an extensive fossil history, but today only a single living genus, Latimeria, is known from the waters of the western Indian ocean.

 

General References

Nelson, J.S. 1994. Fishes of the World. New York : John Wiley & Sons 600 pp.

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-Feb-2012 06-Feb-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)