Megalichthys


Megalichthys
Megalichthys
Temporal range: Carboniferous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Family: Megalichthyidae
Genus: Megalichthys
Binomial name
Megalichthys hibberti
Agassiz, 1843
Species
  • M. agassizianus (Lohest, 1889)
  • M. coccolepis (Young, 1870)
  • M. hibberti (Agassiz, 1843 (type))
  • M. intermedius (Woodward, 1891)
  • M. laticeps (Traquair, 1884)
  • M. macropomus (Cope, 1892)

Megalichthys is a genus of prehistoric lobe-finned fish which lived during the Carboniferous period. It is the type genus of the family Megalichthyidae.