bowfin

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Synonyms for bowfin

primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin

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Order Amiiformes Family Amiidae--Bowfins 1 species Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766.
platostomus Rafinesque, W, S shortnose gar Order Amiiformes (bowfin) Family Amiidae (bowfin) Amia calva Linnaeus, bowfin N, S Order Osteoglossiformes (mooneye) Family Hiodontidae (mooneye) Hiodon alosoides (Rafinesque), S goldeye H.
These Jurassic faunas include taxa such as Amiiformes, Pycnodontiformes, and Ginglymodi.