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Preshistoric Ray-finned Fish †
 
Abisaadichthys Acentrophorus P Acidorhynchus Acipenser Acrognathus
Acrolepis Acropholis Acrorhabdus Acrotemus Aeduella P
Aedulla Aegicephalichthys Aesopichthys P Aethalion Aetheodontus
Aetheolepis Aetheretmon Aetheretomon Aethocephalichthys Aethodontus
Agecephalichthys Agoultichthys Aidachar Akanolepis Aldingeria
Alleiolepis Allelepidotus Allolepidotus Allothrissops P Altisolepis
Amblypterina Amblypterus P Ameghinichthys Amphicentrum Anaglyphys
Anatoia Andreolepis P Aneurolepis Angolaichthys Ankylophorus
Antarctithrissops P Apateodus P Apateolepis Apateopholis P Aphelolepis
Aphnelepis P Apholidotos Apsopelix P Apuliadercetis Araripichthys P
Archaeolepidotus Archaeomaene P Archaeosemionotus Archengraulis Arctosomus
Armigatus P Asarotus Ascalabos P Ascalabothrissops Ascalobos
Asialepidotus P Asiatolepis Asineops P Aspidorhynchus P C Asthenocormus P
Atacamichthyss Atherstonia Atopocephala Atracauda P Aulopopsis
Australichthys Australosomus P Austrolepidotes Austrolepidotus Austropleuropholis
Baleiichthys Baoqingichthys Barcarenichthyes Bavarichthys Beaconia
Beagiascus Beishanichthys Belichthys Belonorhynchus Belonostomus P
Bendenius Benedenius Benthesikyme Besania Beurlenichthys
Birgeria Blairolepis Bobasatrania Bobastrania Bobbichthys
Boreichthys Boreolepis Boreosomus Borichthys Bourbonella
Bourbonnella Brachydegma Brachypareion Brachysomus Bregmacerinia
Brevisaurichthys Brookvalia Broometta Broovalia Broughia
Browneichthys Burbonella Cabanellia Caelatichthys Callipurbeckia
Callopterus Callopteus Caminchaia Canobius Caramurus
Carboveles Caruichthys Caudadercetis Cavenderichthys Cenechoia
Centrolepis Cephaloxenus Ceramurus Challaia Charleuxia
Cheirodopsis Cheirolepis C Chichia Chirocentrites Chirodus
Chiromystus Chirothrix Chondrosteus Chrotichthys Chuhsiungichthys
Chungkingichthyes Cionichthys Cladocyclus Cleithrolepidina Cleithrolepis
Clupavus Coccocephalichthys Coccocephalus Coccolepis Colobodus
Commentrya Congorhynchus Cooyoo Copeichthys Cornuboniscus
Corunegenys Cosmolepis Cosmoptychius Crenilepis Crenolepis
Crossognathus Crossopholis Cryphiolepis Cteniolepis Ctenognathichthys
Cuneognathus Cycloptychius Cylindracanthus Cyranichthys Cyranorhis
Daedalichthys Dandya Dapedium C Dapedius Daqingshaniscus
Decazella Dercetis Dercetoides Devillersia Diabolichthyes
Dialiipina Dialipina Diandongperleidus Dicellopyge Dictyopleurichthys
Dictyopyge Dictyopype Dimorpholepis Dinopteryx Diphyodus
Diplomystus P Diplospondichthys Dipteronotus Discordichthys Disichthys
Disticholepis Dixonanagmius Dollopterus Domeykos Dorsolepis
Dorypterus Drydenius Ducanichthys Dwykia Ebenaqua
Echentaia Ecrinesomus Eigilia Ellimmichthys Elonichthys
Elonichtys Elpisopholis Elpistoichthys Enchelyolepis Encrinesomus P
Endennia Engycolobodus Enigmatichthys Enischorhynchus Enzichthys
Eoknightia Eosaurichthys Eosemionotus Erichalcis Erisichthe
Errolichthys Eubiodectes Eugnathides Eurycormus Eurylepidoides
Eurylepis Eurynothus Eurynotoides Eurynotus Eurysomus
Eurystichthys Eusebichthys Euthynotoides Euthynotus Evenkia
Ezkutuberezi Faugichthys Felberia Flugopterus Frederichthys
Fubarichthys Fukangichthys Furo Fuyuanperleidus Gabanellia
Ganolepis Gardineria Gardinerichthys Gebrayelichthys Geitonichthys
Geryonichthys Gigantopterus Gillicus P Glaucolepis Globulodus
Gonatodus Gondwanapleuropholis Gracilignathichthys Gracilignathicthys Grandfieldia
Graphiuricthys Greenwoodella Guaymayenia Guizhouella Guizhouniscus
Guntherichthys Gyrolepidoides Gyrolepidotus Gyrolepis Gyrosteus
Habroichthys Hadroichthys Halec Haljulia Haplolepis
Haplospondylus Hastichthys Haywardia Helichthys Helmolepis
Hemcalypterus Hemicalypterus Hemisaurida Hengnania Hesperopsephurus
Heterolepidotus Heterostropheus Heterostrophus Heterothrissa Histionotus
Holuropsis Holurus Homorhynchus Howqualepis Huanghelepsis
Hulettia Hungkiichthys Huso Hydropessum Hyllingea
Hypsocormus Icarealcyon Ichthyodectes P Ichthyokentema Ichthyotringa
Igornella Illiniichthys Inichthys Ionoscopus Isadia
Ischnolepis Isocolum Isodus Jacobulus Jinanichthys
Kalops Kansasiella Kentuckia Koonwarria Korutichthys
Krasnoyarichthys Kwangoclupea Kwangodercetis Kyphosichthys Labrophagus
Lambeichthys Langdenia Lasalichthys Lawnia Lawrenciella
Leedsichthys P C Legnonotus Lehmanotus Leighiscus Lekanichthys
Lepidotes Leptogenichthys Leptolepis P C Leptotrachelus Leuderia
Ligulella Limnomis Lineagruan Lochmocereus Lombardina
Longdeichthys Longileptolepis Lophiostomus Lophosteus Lualabaea
Luederia Luganoia Luisichthys Luisiella Luopingichthys
Luopingperleidus Luoxiongichthys Luxilites Lycoptera Macrepistius
Macroaethes Macrosemimimus Macrosemiocotzus Macrosemius Majokia
Manlietta Mansfieldiscus Marquesia Martinichthys Mauritanichthys
Mcconichthys Megapteriscus Meidiichthys Melanecta Mendocinichthys
Mentzichthys Meridensia Mesembroniscus Mesoclupea Mesolepis
Mesonichthys Mesopoma Microcoelia Microhaplolepis Mimia
Molybdichthys Moythomasia Muensterichthys Muenstrichthys Mutovinia
Myriolepis Namaichthys Nannolepis Naxilepis Nematonotus P
Nematoptychius Neochallaia Neonotagogus Neopachycormus Neopholidophoropsis
Neorhombolepis Neosemionotus Nephrotus Neslovicella Neuburgella
Niobrara Notagogus Novogonatodus Nozamichthys Occithrissops
Odonteabolca Oeonoscopus Ogunichthys Ohmdenia Oligopleurus
Ophiopsis Opistopteryx Oreochima Orthocormus Orthogonikleithrus
Orthurus Orvikuina Oshunia Osorioichthys Ospia
Osteorachis Osteorhachis Oxygnathus Oxypteriscus Pachycormus
Pachyrizodus Pachythrissops Pachytrissops Palaeobergeria Palaeoniscinotus
Palaeoniscum Palaeoniscus C Palaeophichthys Palaeorhynchus Palaeothrissum
Paleopsephurus Paraclupea Paradapedium Paradercetis Paradrydenius
Paraeurynotus Paragonatodus Parahaplolepis Paralepidotus Paralogoniscus
Paralycoptera Paramblypterus Paramesolepis Paranaichthys Paranogmius
Paraperleidus Parapholidophorus Parapleuropholis Parasemionotus Paratarrasius
Pasambaya Peipiaosteus Pelargorhynchus Pelargorhyncus Peleichthys
Peltoperleidus Peltopleurus Pentanogmius Pericentrophorus Pericentrophus
Peripeltopleurus Perleidus Petalopteryx Phanerorhynchus Phanerosteon
Pharmacichthys Phlyctaenichthys Pholidoctenus Pholidolepis Pholidophoretes
Pholidophorides Pholidophoristion Pholidophoroides Pholidophoropsis Pholidophorus
Pholidopleurus Pholidorhynchodon Pholidurus Phylactocephalus Piveteaunotus
Placidichthys Placopleurus Platysella Platysiagum Platysomus
Plegmolepis Plesiococcolepis Plesiolepidotus Plesioperleidus Plethodus
Pleuropholis Polyodon Polzbergia Potanichthys Prionolepis
Prionopleurus Priscosturion Pristiosomus Pristisomus Proceramala
Procheirichthys Progyrolepis Prohalecites Proleptolepis Propenser
Proportheus Propterus Prosaurodon Prosauropsis Protamblyptera
Proteurynotus Protobrama Protoclupea Protohaplolepis Protopsephurus
Protoscaphirhynchus Protosphyraena Prymnetes Prymnites Psammorhynchus
Psephuroides Psephurus Pseudobeaconia Pseudogonatodus Pseudotetrapterus
Psilichthys Pteronisculus Pteroniscus Ptycholepis Puertollanichthys
Pycnosteroides Pygopterus Pyritocephalus Quetzalichthys Redfieldius
Reticulepis Reticulolepis Rhabdolepis Rhadinichthys Rhadinoniscus
Rhinellus Rhombichthys Rhynchodercetis P Roslerichthys Saharaichthys
Sainthilaria Sakamenichthys Sangiorgioichthys P Santanaclupea Sargodon
Saurichthyes Saurichthys P Saurocephalus Saurodon Sauropsis
Saurorhynchus Saurostomus Scanilepis Schaefferichthys Schafeevus
Schizolepis Schizurichthys Seefeldia Semiodus Semiolepis
Semionotus Senekichthys Serrilepis Serrolepis Severnichthys
Siamamia Signeuxella Sinoniscus Sinoplatysomus Sinosaurichthys
Sinosemionotus Songanella Sorbinichthys Sorbonichthys Spathiurus
Sphaerolepis Sphathiurus Sphenocephalus Sphenosteus Spherosteus
Spinarichthys Spinocaudichthys Spinofacia Spratticeps Stegotrachelus
Stensionotus Stichopterus Stoppania Stratodus Strepeoschema
Strepheoschema Strongylosteus Styracopterus Sultanuvaisia Sundayichthys
Synorichthys Syntengmodus Systolichthys Tanaocrossus Tarrasius
Tchekardichthys Tegeolepis Telepholis Teoichthys Terenolepis
Tetragonolepis Tharrias Tharsis Tholonotus Thomasinotus
Thoracopterus Thrissonotus Thrissops Thryptodus Tianfuichthys
Tienshaniscus Tlayuamichin Todiltia Tompoichthys Tonghuaichthys
Tonxinichthys Toyemia Trachelacanthus Trianaspis Tripelta
Triplomystus Tselfatia Tungusichthys Turfania Turseodus
Tycheroichthys Uarbryichthys Uarbyichthys Unamichthys Unicerosaurus
Urolepis Urosthenes P Uydenia Varasichthys Vinctifer
Wadeichthys Wardichthys Watsonichthyes Watsonichthys Watsonulus
Wayaobulepis Wayaobulepsis Wendyichths Wendyichthys Westollia
Whiteichthys Willomorichthys Woodichthys Xenyllion Xingyia
Xiphactinus P C Yabrudichthys Yanosteus Yogoniscus Yonngichthys
Yuchoulepis Yungkangichthys Zanclites Zaxilepis Zeuchthiscus
Zhejiangichthys

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  Life Form Family Group  The family group to which the life form belongs.
This life form is Globally Extinct.  or  At least one species of this life form still exists today.  The 'cross' symbol indicates that this life form is globally extinct whereas the 'heart' symbol indicates that at least one species of this life form still exists today.
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