Undina (fish)

Undina is a genus of prehistoric coelacanth, lobe-finned fish, which lived from the Triassic period to the Cretaceous period.

Undina
Temporal range: Triassic-Cretaceous
Undina penicillata (cast) at Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum 8837.jpg
Undina penicillata, at Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum
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Undina

Münster, 1834
Synonyms

Holophagus Egerton 1861

SpeciesEdit

  • Undina acutidens Reis, 1888
  • Undina barroviensis
  • Undina gulo (synonym: Holophagus gulo) (type species)
  • Undina penicillata (Munster)
  • Undina? picena (Costa, 1862)
  • Undina purbeckensis

DistributionEdit

Species of this genus have been found in Cretaceous of Spain, in Jurassic of Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom and in Triassic of Italy.

 
Restoration of Undina gulo
 
Undina penicillata
 
Undina acutidens, abt. 25 cm long, at the Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien
 
Undina penicillata, Jurassic Painten, Germany

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