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  • proper n. The type genus of the Latimeridae, including the coelacanth.

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  • n. type genus of the Latimeridae: coelacanth


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  • The Coelacanth, a species of fish bearing the scientific name Latimeria chalumnae, for a long time was considered to be the best evidence of a transitional form between fish and amphibians.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The fishes only live in western South Africa waters and eastern Indonesian waters, called Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis, respectively. News of the Underwater World

  • In Romer Hall at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, a preserved specimen of one of two living coelacanth species (genus Latimeria).

    Howard Hughes Wanders Out Among the Artifacts

  • Smith movingly wrote of the moment when he first cast eyes on this astonishing find, to which he had been summoned by its discoverer, Margaret Latimer he later named it Latimeria, to give his expert opinion:


  • And the specimens that survive today, Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis, are of an entirely different genus than the ones that went extinct long ago.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The nervous systems of Latimeria and Neoceratodus are very similar to each other, as are the nervous systems of lepidosirenid lungfishes, caecilians, and salamanders.

    Panderichthys rhombolepis - The Panda's Thumb

  • The hypothesis that Latimeria is the sister group of amphibians is the least corroborated, as only a single possible synapomorphy, presence of cervical and lumbar enlargements of the spinal cord, supports this hypothesis.

    Panderichthys rhombolepis - The Panda's Thumb

  • If you want firm proof, there are significant differences in skeletal structure between the most closely-related ancient and modern species of coelacanth (Macropoma and Latimeria).

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Upon his return, Prof. Smith immediately recognized the fish as one thought to have gone extinct and only found in fossils, the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, a species of coelacanth (family Latimeriidae).

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [[Coelacanthiformes]] ( '' Latimeria chalumnae '') Order: [[Coelacanthiformes]] image: Diodon holocanthus 1. jpg | Long-spine porcupinefish

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