clade that includes bony fish and the land and marine tetrapods

Euteleostomi is the largest group of vertebrates. Except for hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous fishes all vetebrates are part of this group. All Euteleostomi have a skeleton made of bone,[2] and a skull. In the case of several fish related to the sturgeon, most of the skeleton has again been transformed to cartilage.

Temporal range:
Late SilurianPresent, 425–0 Ma[1]
Skeleton of a bat.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Teleostomi
Clade: Euteleostomi

References change

  1. Zhao, W.; Zhang, X.; Jia, G.; Shen, Y.; Zhu, M. (2021). "The Silurian-Devonian boundary in East Yunnan (South China) and the minimum constraint for the lungfish-tetrapod split". Science China Earth Sciences. 64 (10): 1784–1797. Bibcode:2021ScChD..64.1784Z. doi:10.1007/s11430-020-9794-8. S2CID 236438229.
  2. "BioKIDS - Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species, Euteleostomi, bony vertebrates: CLASSIFICATION". Retrieved 2023-01-01.