Axelrodichthys

Name: Axelrodichthys.
Phonetic: Aks-el-rod-ik-fiss.
Named By: J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Maisley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sarcopterygii,‭ ‬Actinistia,‭ ‬Coelacanthiformes,‭ ‬Mawsoniidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬araripensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬megadromos.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: France.‭ ‬Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Crato Formation.‭ ‬Madagascar‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ankazomihaboka Formation.‭ ‬Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tlayúa Formation.
Time period: Albian to Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.




       Axelrodichthys is a genus of coelacanth that lived during the‭ ‬Cretaceous.‭ ‬As a member of the‭ ‬Mawsoniidae,‭ ‬Axelrodichthys would have had a body form similar to Chinlea and Mawsonia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Coelacanths from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil.‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬2866:1-30.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Maisley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
-‭ ‬A new mawsoniid coelacanth‭ (‬Actinistia‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern France.‭ ‬Cretaceous Research‭ ‬62:‭ ‬65-73.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lionel Cavin,‭ ‬Xavier Valentin‭ & ‬Géraldine Garcia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.



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