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genus

Polypterus Lacépède, 1803

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Polypteriformes »  family Polypteridae - bichirs

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

species Polypterus ansorgii Boulenger, 1910 - Guinean Bichir

Polypterus ansorgii

species Polypterus bichir Lacépède, 1803 - Nile Bichir

Polypterus bichir

species Polypterus delhezi Boulenger, 1899 - Barred Bichir

Polypterus delhezi

species Polypterus endlicherii Heckel, 1847 - Endlicher's Bichir

Polypterus endlicherii

species Polypterus mokelembembe Schliewen & Schäfer, 2006 - Mokèlé-mbèmbé bichir
species Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1902 - Ornate Bichir

Polypterus ornatipinnis

species Polypterus palmas Ayres, 1850 - Marbled Bichir

Polypterus palmas

species Polypterus retropinnis Vaillant, 1899 - West African Bichir
species Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829 - Grey Bichir

Polypterus senegalus

species Polypterus teugelsi Britz, 2004 - Cross River bichir
species Polypterus weeksii Boulenger, 1898 - Mottled Bichir

Fossil taxa

species Polypterus faraou Otero, Likius, Vignaud & Brunet, 2006
Tertiary: Upper Miocene

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/3627]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Polypterus Lacepède, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1290758]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Polypterus Lacepède, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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Explanations

extinct taxon