Named By: J. G. Maisley - 1986.
Classification: Chordata, Sarcopterygii, Actinistia, Coelacanthiformes, Mawsoniidae.
Species: A. araripensis (type), A. maiseyi, A. megadromos.
Size: Between 1 and 2 meters long, depending upon species..
Known locations: France. Brazil - Crato Formation. Madagascar - Ankazomihaboka Formation. Mexico - Tlayúa Formation.
Time period: Albian to Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
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
- 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.