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Lobe-finned fishes
Temporal range: 423–0 Ma[1]
Late Silurian tae Recent
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Euteleostomi
Clade: Sarcopterygii
Romer, 1955

The Sarcopterygii /ˌsɑːrkɒptəˈrɪi./ or lobe-finned fish (frae Greek σαρξ sarx, flesh, an πτερυξ pteryx, fin) – sometimes considered synonymous wi Crossopterygii ("fringe-finned fish", frae Greek κροσσός krossos, fringe) – constitute a clade (tradeetionally a class or subclass) o the bony fish, tho a strict cladistic view includes the terrestrial vertebrates. The livin sarcopterygians are the coelacanths, lungfish, an the tetrapods.

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  1. Brazeau, Martin D.; Friedman, Matt (23 Apryle 2015). "The origin and early phylogenetic history of jawed vertebrates". Nature. 520 (7548): 490–7. Bibcode:2015Natur.520..490B. doi:10.1038/nature14438. PMC 4648279. PMID 25903631.