Order Summary for Ceratodontiformes

  Main Ref
:
  Order
:
Ceratodontiformes Australian lungfishes
  Class
:
Sarcopterygii
  Sister Order
:
Lepidosireniformes 400 M years
  Ref..
:
  First Fossil Record
:
early Devonian
  Occurs in
:
Marine
Fresh
Brackish
  Remark
:
Pectoral and pelvic fins flipperlike; scales large; air bladder (lung) unpaired; larvae without external gills; adults do not estivate.
  Classetymology
:
Greek sark, sarx = flesh + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  Orderetymology
:
Greek, keras = horn + Greek, odous = tooth, teeth + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Families
:
( n = 1 ) -
Neoceratodontidae

Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]

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