A Devonian predatory fish provides insights into the early evolution of modern sarcopterygians

  title={A Devonian predatory fish provides insights into the early evolution of modern sarcopterygians},
  author={Jing Lu and Min Zhu and Per Erik Ahlberg and Tuo Qiao and You-an Zhu and Wenjin Zhao and Liantao Jia},
  journal={Science Advances},
A 409-million-year-old predatory fish provides unique insights into the early evolution of modern lobe-finned fishes. Crown or modern sarcopterygians (coelacanths, lungfishes, and tetrapods) differ substantially from stem sarcopterygians, such as Guiyu and Psarolepis, and a lack of transitional fossil taxa limits our understanding of the origin of the crown group. The Onychodontiformes, an enigmatic Devonian predatory fish group, seems to have characteristics of both stem and crown… 
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