The Canowindridae are a family of prehistoric lobe-finned fishes which lived during the Devonian period (Famennian stage, about 374 to 359 million years ago). Fossils of fishes that belonged to this family have been found in Australia, Antarctica, and Europe.

Temporal range: 374–359 Ma Late Devonian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Tetrapodomorpha
Family: Canowindridae


Below is a cladogram from Swartz, 2012.[1]

?†Owensia chooi Holland 2009

Marsdenichthys longioccipitus Long 1985

Canowindra grossi Thomson 1973

Beelarongia patrichae Long 1987

Koharalepis jarviki Young, Long & Ritchie 1992


  1. ^ Swartz, B. (2012). "A marine stem-tetrapod from the Devonian of Western North America". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e33683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033683. PMC 3308997. PMID 22448265.