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Coelacanthus granulatus, a Permian Coelacanth from Germany

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Coelacanthus granulatus Agassiz 1839

    Upper Permian

    Kupferschiefer

    Richelsdorf

    Germany

    

    Unfortunately not complete - the head is missing.

    

    Moy-Thomas wrote in 1935: "Although the Permian species of Coelacanth, Coelacanthus granulatus, has been known since 1839, and although many authors have described specimens of it, it has remained unfortunately one of the lesser known of all Coelacanths. Since C. granulatus is the genotype of Coelacanthus, and since all the Carboniferous and some Triassic species have been assigned to this genus, it is surprising that further description has not been forthcoming."

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