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Taxonavigation: Coelacanthiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Ordo: Coelacanthiformes

Familia: †Mawsoniidae
Genus: †Axelrodichthys
Species: †A. araripensis – †A. maiseyi – †A. megadromos


Axelrodichthys Maisey 1986

Etymology: Named in recognition of Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, for his generous and valuable support of paleoichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History.