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Arapaima Lundberg and Chernoff 1992 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Osteoglossiformes - Arapaimidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 356119

Full reference: J. Lundberg and B. Chernoff. 1992. A Miocene Fossil of the Amazonian Fish Arapaima (Teleostei, Arapaimidae) from the Magdalena River Region of Colombia - Biogeographic and Evolutionary Implications. Biotropica 24(1):2-14

Parent taxon: Arapaimidae according to J. Lundberg 1997

Sister taxon: Thrissopterus

Subtaxa: Arapaima gigas

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore