species of Sarcopterygii

Hyneria is an extinct genus of big lobe-finned fish that lived in the late Devonian. The genus name comes from the village of Hyner, Pennsylvania, which is near where the first specimen was found. Hyneria would've been as long as around 2 to 4 meters in length, and would've weighed around 2 tons. It swam in rivers.[1]

Temporal range: Famennian
Life restoration of H. lindae
Skull reconstruction of H. uldezinye
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Eotetrapodiformes
Family: Tristichopteridae
Genus: Hyneria
Thomson, 1968
Type species
Hyneria lindae
Thomson, 1968
Other species
  • H. udlezinye Gess and Ahlberg, 2023
An illustration showing Hyneria.


  1. Daeschler, Edward B.; Downs, Jason P. (2018-05-04). "New description and diagnosis of Hyneria lindae (Sarcopterygii, Tristichopteridae) from the Upper Devonian Catskill Formation in Pennsylvania, U.S.A." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 38 (3): e1448834. doi:10.1080/02724634.2018.1448834. ISSN 0272-4634.

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