Reconstruction of the Coelacanth from the fossil record
The coelacanth is now known to have had fins that were a bit pointier than shown, but the general structure that was assumed here was very close to life.
The lobe-finned fishes have two pectoral fins and two dorsal fins, all with separate bases, making them the first tetrapods (four-limbed creatures, which includes the land vertebrates). They also have teeth covered with true enamel, and are both cladistically and genetically more related to tetrapods than they are to the ray-finned fish.
The Search Beneath the Sea: The Story of the Coelacanth. J. L. B. Smith, 1956.

Reconstruction of the Coelacanth from the fossil record

The coelacanth is now known to have had fins that were a bit pointier than shown, but the general structure that was assumed here was very close to life.

The lobe-finned fishes have two pectoral fins and two dorsal fins, all with separate bases, making them the first tetrapods (four-limbed creatures, which includes the land vertebrates). They also have teeth covered with true enamel, and are both cladistically and genetically more related to tetrapods than they are to the ray-finned fish.

The Search Beneath the Sea: The Story of the Coelacanth. J. L. B. Smith, 1956.

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