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Megalocoelacanthus Schwimmer et al. 1994 (coelacanth)

Osteichthyes - Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142485

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: Latimeriidae according to H. Dutel et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Foreyia, Holophagus, Indocoelacanthus, Latimeria, Libys, Macropoma, Macropomoides, Swenzia, Ticinepomis, Undina

Subtaxa: Megalocoelacanthus dobiei

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Type: Megalocoelacanthus dobiei

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore