Mawsonia Mawson and Woodward 1907 (coelacanth)

Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae

Full reference: J. Mawson and A. S. Woodward. 1907. On the Cretaceous formation of Bahia (Brazil), and on vertebrate fossils collected therein. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 63:128-139

Parent taxon: Coelacanthidae according to J. G. Maisey 1986

See also Forey 1998, Mawson and Woodward 1907 and Schultze 2004

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

Subtaxa: Mawsonia gigas Mawsonia lavocati Mawsonia libyca Mawsonia minor Mawsonia tegamensis Mawsonia ubangiensis

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Algeria (1 collection), Brazil (7), Morocco (2), Tunisia (2)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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