Temporal range: Permian to Jurassic
Coelacanthus whitea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sarcopterygii
Subclass: Coelacanthimorpha
Order: Coelacanthiformes
Family: Coelacanthidae

Coelacanthidae is an extinct family of coelacanths found throughout the world, originating during the Permian, and finally dying out during the Jurassic.

The modern-day genus Latimeria is often erroneously thought to be in this family, when, in fact, it is in the more advanced family Latimeriidae, which appeared some time during the Triassic.

External links

Mikko's Phylogeny Archive on Coelacanthiformes