Coelacanthus Agassiz 1839 (coelacanth)

Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae

Alternative spelling: Coelocanthus

Synonym: Conchiopsis Cope 1873

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1839. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome II (10me, 12me livraison)

Parent taxon: Coelacanthidae according to L. Beltan 1980

See also Forey 1998, Hay 1902, Huxley 1861, Schultze 2004, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodward 1891

Sister taxa: Alcoveria, Chaohuichthys, Graphiurichthys, Moenkopia, Mylacanthus, Peplorhina, Quayia

Subtaxa: Coelacanthus banffensis Coelacanthus dendrites Coelacanthus elegans Coelacanthus elongatus Coelacanthus evolutus Coelacanthus exiguus Coelacanthus gracilis Coelacanthus granulatus Coelacanthus lepturus Coelacanthus lunzensis Coelacanthus madagascariensis Coelacanthus minor Coelacanthus munsteri Coelacanthus ornatus Coelacanthus phillipsii Coelacanthus robustus Coelacanthus tingleyensis Coelacanthus welleri

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Triassic of Canada (1: Alberta collection), Madagascar (3), South Africa (1)

• Permian of Germany (9), the United Kingdom (4)

• Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Illinois, Pennsylvania)

Total: 23 collections including 24 occurrences

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