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coelacanth:

see lobefinlobefin,
common name for any of a group of lunged, fleshy-finned, bony fishes, also called crossopterygians, that were dominant in the Devonian period and may have given rise to amphibians.
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limbless aquatic vertebrate animal with fins and internal gills. Traditionally the living fish have been divided into three class: the primitive jawless fishes, or Agnatha; the cartilaginous (sharklike) fishes, or Chondrichthyes; and the bony fishes, or Osteichthyes.
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coelacanth

[′sē·lə‚kanth]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any member of the Coelacanthiformes, an order of lobefin fishes represented by a single living genus, Latimeria.
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coelacanth

a primitive marine bony fish of the genus Latimeria (subclass Crossopterygii), having fleshy limblike pectoral fins and occurring off the coast of E Africa: thought to be extinct until a living specimen was discovered in 1938
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Yet more subfamilies (Aqp15 and -16) have been identified in non-mammalian vertebrates, including lampreys (Hyperoartia), sharks (Chondrichthyes), ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii), coelacanths (Actinistia), frogs (Amphibia), alligators (Crocodylia), and turtles (Testudines) (Finn et al., 2014).
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During the past twenty years or so, he has written more than ten other well-received books, mainly focusing on the history of science and natural history, ranging from The Young Charles Darwin (2009) to Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth (1991).
Through the last quarter of the twentieth century, or slightly longer, proof in school mathematics has been an oddity, a fossil survivor (where it has survived) like the coelacanth and the horseshoe crab.
These include pycnodontiform fish like Turbomesodon, the coelacanth "Holophagus" (one of the largest), Lepidotes, and several amiiform species (Vidalamia, Caturus and Amiopsis) (Poyato-Ariza and Wenz, 2004).
While Tomek was busy the rest of us found a tank of formaldehyde in a hallway that contained the famous coelacanth fish (a "living fossil") first discovered between the Comoro Islands and Madagascar in 1939.
The first time I heard of a so-called "extinct" species being "discovered" alive and well was on a radio programme in the late 1930s, when a fisherman on a ship off the south-east coast of Africa caught what was identified as a coelacanth, a fish believed to have been extinct for millions of years.
Meanwhile, the coelacanth fish is back to living after 64 million
Most of the poems in this collection are short, impressionist pieces on a range of topics such as fish, fossils, the coelacanth, metamorphosis and death.
Tanzanian fishermen are continuing to catch coelacanth, a rare, endangered fish that was once believed to be extinct, according to researchers.
Mills incorporates fantastic elements of the real world (like the discoveries of the komodo dragon and the coelacanth) into her own new fantasy narrative.