Megalocoelacanthus Schwimmer et al. 1994 (coelacanth)

Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae

Full reference: D. R. Schwimmer, J. D. Steward, and G. D. Williams. 1994. Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the eastern United States. Geology 22:503-506

Parent taxon: Coelacanthidae according to D. R. Schwimmer et al. 1994

See also Forey 1998 and Schultze 2004

Sister taxa: Alcoveria, Axelrodichthys, Chaohuichthys, Chinlea, Coelacanthus, Graphiurichthys, Macropoma, Mawsonia, Moenkopia, Mylacanthus, Quayia

Subtaxa: Megalocoelacanthus dobiei

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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