Coelacanthiformes


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Coelacanthiformes

[¦sē·lə¦kan·thə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of lobefin fishes in the subclass Crossopterygii which were common fresh-water animals of the Carboniferous and Permian; one genus, Latimeria, exists today.
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