The Giant Cretaceous Coelacanth (Actinistia, Sarcopterygii) Megalocoelacanthus dobiei Schwimmer, Stewart & Williams, 1994, and Its Bearing on Latimerioidei Interrelationships

@article{Dutel2012TheGC,
  title={The Giant Cretaceous Coelacanth (Actinistia, Sarcopterygii) Megalocoelacanthus dobiei Schwimmer, Stewart \& Williams, 1994, and Its Bearing on Latimerioidei Interrelationships},
  author={Hugo Dutel and John G. Maisey and David R. Schwimmer and Philippe Janvier and Marc Herbin and Ga{\"e}l Cl{\'e}ment},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
We present a redescription of Megalocoelacanthus dobiei, a giant fossil coelacanth from Upper Cretaceous strata of North America. Megalocoelacanthus has been previously described on the basis of composite material that consisted of isolated elements. Consequently, many aspects of its anatomy have remained unknown as well as its phylogenetic relationships with other coelacanths. Previous studies have suggested that Megalocoelacanthus is closer to Latimeria and Macropoma than to Mawsonia. However… 
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