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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Ordo: Coelacanthiformes

Familia: Latimeriidae
Genus: †Swenzia
Species: S. latimerae
Name

Swenzia (Clément, 2005)

Type species: Wenzia latimerae Clément, 2005
Synonyms

Wenzia Clément, 2005 [preoccupied]

References

Clément, G. 2005. A new coelacanth (Actinistia, Sarcopterygii) from the Jurassic of France, and the question of the closest relative fossil to Latimeria. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25: 481–491. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[0481:ANCASF]2.0.CO;2
Clément, G. 2006. Swenzia, n. nov., a replacement name for the preoccupied coelacanth genus Swenzia Clément. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26 (2): 461. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26[461:SNNARN]2.0.CO;2

Swenzia is an extinct genus of coelacanthid fish from the late Jurassic of France.[1] It contains a single species, S. latimerae, which was originally described as Wenzia latimerae. Because the generic name Wenzia was already preoccupied by a snail, the generic name was amended to Swenzia.[2] It is the fossil genus most closely related to the living coelacanth, Latimeria.[3]
See also

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Sarcopterygii
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List of prehistoric bony fish

References

Clement, G. 2005. A new coelacanth (Actinistia, Sarcopterygii) from the Jurassic of France, and the question of the closest relative fossil to Latimeria. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol. 25:p. 481–491.
Clément, G. 2006. Swenzia, n. nov., a replacement name for the preoccupied coelacanth genus Wenzia Clément. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol. 26:p. 461.
Uyeno, T. and Y. Yabumoto. 2008. Origin of extant coelacanths. The Coelacanth, Fathom the Mystery 2007 Aquamarine Fukushima. p. 24–26.

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