Rhipidistia

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Rhipidistia

[‚rip·ə′dis·tē·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Osteolepiformes.
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They also described a portion of the lower jaw of a probable rhipidistian (crossopterygian) fish; the first of its kind found in Michigan.
Unfortunately, identifying the specific taxa that produced them is not possible, but their association with various fossils from acanthodian, actinopterygian, sarcopterygian, and rhipidistian (crossopterygian) fish suggests that any of these are potential sources of the coprolites and nonspiraled cololites.
No transitional forms are known between the early amphibian limb and the presumed rhipidistian ancestors.
No fish--including the rhipidistians, (7) who first braved solid ground had any bony articulation between the skull and the vertebral column.