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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Osteoglossomorpha
Ordines: Hiodontiformes - Osteoglossiformes

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Osteoglossomorpha
English: Osteoglossomorpha
Français: Osteoglossomorpha
Nederlands: Beentongvisachtigen
Polski: Osteoglossomorpha
中文: 骨舌鱼类


Osteoglossomorpha is a group of bony fish in the Teleostei.
Notable members

A notable member is the Arapaima (Arapaima gigas), the largest freshwater fish in South America and one of the very largest bony fishes alive. Other notable members include the bizarre freshwater elephantfishes (Mormyridae).


Most osteoglossomorph lineages are extinct today. Only the somewhat diverse "bone-tongues" (Osteoglossiformes) and two species of mooneyes (Hiodontiformes) remain.[1]

1. ^ See references in Haaramo (2008)


* Haaramo, Mikko (2008): Mikko's Phylogeny Archive – Osteoglossomorpha. Version of 2008-MAR-11. Retrieved 2008-NOV-20.
* Phylogenetic relationships and divergence times of the osteoglossomorphs

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