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The ray-finned fishes

John G. Lundberg
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taxon links [up-->]Cladistia [up-->]Lepisosteiformes [up-->]Chondrostei [up-->]Halecostomi extinct icon extinct icon extinct icon extinct icon extinct icon Phylogenetic position of group is uncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Gnathostomata Interpreting the tree
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Tree based on reviews by Grande and Bemis (1998) and Nelson (2006).
Containing group: Gnathostomata

Other Names for Actinopterygii


Arratia, G. 2001. The sister-group of Teleostei: Concensus and disagrements. J. Vert. Paleont. 21(4): 767-773.

Arratia, G.2004. Mesozoic halecostomes and the early radiation of teleosts. Mesozoic Fishes 3 – Systematics, Paleoenvironments and Biodiversity, G. Arratia & A. Tintori (eds.): pp. 279-315. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, Germany.

Carroll, R. H. 1988. Vertebrate paleontology and evolution. W. H. Freeman & Co. New York.

Grande. L. and W.E. Bemis, 1998. A comprehensive phylogentic study of amiid fishes (Amiidae) based on comparative skeletal anatomy. An empirical search for interconnected patterns of natural history. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 4:i-x, 1-690; supplement to Journal of Vetrebrate Paleontology.

Nelson, J. S. 2006. Fishes of the World. 4th Ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Stiassny, M. L.J. L. R. Parenti, G. D. Johnson. 1996. Interrelationships of Fishes Academic Press. San Diego.

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Scientific Name Pomacanthus paru
Location Grand Cayman
Comments French Angelfish
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © Greg and Marybeth Dimijian
Scientific Name Acipenseridae
Location captive
Comments sturgeon
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Sturgeon.
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John G. Lundberg
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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