Ticinepomis

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Ticinepomis
Temporal range: Lower Ladinian, 240.91  Ma
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Family: Latimeriidae
Genus: Ticinepomis
Rieppel, 1980
Type species
Ticinepomis peyeri
Rieppel, 1980
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Marine life of the Early and early Middle Triassic: Ticinepomis (13)

Ticinepomis is an extinct genus of coelacanth lobe-finned fish which lived during the Middle Triassic period in what is now Canton Ticino, Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland. It contains a single species, T. peyeri. It was originally described as being a member of the family Coelacanthidae, being similar to Coelacanthus , Holophagus and Undina . [2] Later, T. peyeri was placed in Latimeriidae. [3] The recently discovered bizarre latimeriid Foreyia is thought to be T. peyeri's closest relative, as they share many features despite their drastically contrasting appearances. [4]


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References

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