Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Mawsonia Mawson and Woodward 1907 (coelacanth)

Osteichthyes - Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68074

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

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

View classification

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore