Actinopterygii or the ray-finned fishes, constitute a class or subclass of the bony fishes. The ray-finned fishes are so called because their fins are webs of skin supported by bony or horny spines (“rays”), as opposed to the fleshy, lobed fins that characterize the class Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish). A – dorsal fin: B – fin rays: C – lateral line: D – kidney: E – swim bladder. Class Actinopterygii and Class Sarcopterygii. FishBase World Wide Web electronic publication. Accessed August 16, at http://​www. Definition: The last common ancestor of Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) and Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish). Osteichthyan Trends: Osteichthyes weren’t the first.

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Sarcopterygii – Wikipedia

In advanced bony fishes this connection is lost and the swim bladder is separate from esophagus. Gars, bowfins, teleosts, and their fossil relatives. Actinopterygil, Chapman and Hall. Thus, combining many independent loci helps resolve difficult phylogenetic problems, where the additive phylogenetic signal of combined loci provides support for individual nodes and can overcome extensive but randomly distributed homoplasy.

By analogy with living forms, probably reef fish feeding on hard-shelled organisms. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Maximum diversity warcopterygii the Cretaceous, but they straggled well into the Eocene Epoch.

The mitochondrial 16S ribosomal gene was sequenced from 11 species with the remainder acquired from GenBank. Examining fossil chondrosteans, one sees that this is a derived feature. Schultze H-P Comparison of hypotheses on the relationships of sarcopterygians. The phylogenetic hypothesis includes strong support for reciprocal actinoptsrygii of Actinopterygii and Sarcopterygii. Arratia G, Schultze H-P, editors.



Bowfins and fossil relatives. Initial divergence of crown group Teleostei appears to have occurred rapidly in the Early Permian Magenerating three major lineages, Elopomorpha, Osteoglossomorpha and Clupeocephala, in a span of 13 million years. Cenomanian Upper CretaceousHakel, Lebanon.

Actinoptsrygii reduction of body scales and elaboration of the vertebral column Epichordal lobe lacks fin rays. Our estimate of Ma for divergence of crown Osteichthyes places the origin of Sarcopterygii and Actinopterygii in the Middle Silurian, with the sarcopterygian crown group evolving in the Early Devonian Ma and the actinopterygian crown group evolving at the Middle-Late boundary of the Devonian Ma.

The results were visualized with FigTree Today, lungfish live only in AfricaSouth Americaand Australia.

Therefore, it appears that diversification of the major teleost lineages is closely associated with amelioration of the restrictive environmental conditions resulting from Late Permian events. Strongly integrated or coossified endochondral braincase. Broughton, University of Oklahoma.

Actinopterygii – Wikipedia

Anocleithra aka postcleithra Supracleithra Posttemporals Ventral to the cleithra Clavicles Interclavicle single midline element. Pre- and postaxial elements branch from a metapterygial axis. Kingdom Animalia unranked Bilateria Superphylum Deuterostomia.

Synapomorphies of branchial arch: Includes living sturgeons and paddlefish, and their fossil relatives. This section provides details on fossil calibrations used for divergence time estimates. The pattern of relationships obtained in our analyses, with lungfishes and tetrapods forming a monophyletic group exclusive of coelacanths is consistent with several previous studies 16 17 Single sarcolterygii fin Tail is heterocercal.

To break up that branch, we look at fossil ginglymodans. Recent studies have suggested the validity of Holostei Lepisosteiformes plus Amiiformes based on molecular and morphological evidence 31 45 My publication sarco;terygii includes over papers, many of them monographs.


All phylogenetic analyses obtained the same topology, illustrated in Figure 1, with corresponding support values in Table 2. The present molecular date for crown neopterygians of Ma is surprisingly similar to the Ma estimate of Hurley et al.

Nevertheless, we should expect to find “stem osteichthyans” displaying some of the osteichthyan synapomorphies. Actinopterygians are divided into the subclasses Chondrostei and Neopterygii.

We therefore focused analyses on the concatenated dataset of all 21 genes. A similar classification was proposed by Wiley and Johnson 25 based on a revision of morphological synapormorphies from the literature.

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Version 01 January under construction. If you really want to know, consult the technical literature. Dipnoi, lungfish, also known as salamanderfish, [13] are a subclass of freshwater fish.

Morphology, Phylogeny and Paleobiogeography of Fossil Fishes. Arratia G The sister-group of Teleostei: Mesozoic Fishes 4 — Homology and Phylogeny. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Prior to the rise of phylogenetic systematics, non-teleosts with the derived neopterygian condition were lumped into this group of unknown monophyly. Named the preopercular pop in actinopterygians, and arguably homologous to the preopercular and squamosal in srcopterygians Median elements: He argues that limbs may have developed in shallow bodies of water in woodlands as a means of navigating in environments filled with roots and vegetation.

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