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Latimeria

Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae

Taxonomy
Latimeria was named by Smith (1939). It is extant. It is the type genus of Latimeriidae.

It was assigned to Latimeriidae by Forey (1998), Schultze (2004) and Dutel et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1939Latimeria Smith
1998Latimeria Forey p. 301
2004Latimeria Schultze p. 468
2012Latimeria Dutel et al. p. 22

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
RankNameAuthor
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
classCoelacanthimorpha
orderCoelacanthiformesBerg 1937
familyLatimeriidaeBerg 1940
genusLatimeriaSmith 1939

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2009-07-20 21:50:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:50:54
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009
Collections
No collection or age range data are available