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Taxon profile

family

bichirs
Polypteridae Bonaparte, 1837

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

living fossil

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

genus Erpetoichthys Smith, 1865
genus Polypterus Lacépède, 1803

Fossil taxa

genus Bawitius Grandstaff, Smith, Lamanna, Lacovara & Abdel-Ghani, 2012
genus Serenoichthys Duthiel, 1999

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/371]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Polypteridae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Polypteridae]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Polypteridae Bonaparte, 1837]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 16 March 2007]

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Explanations

extinct taxon