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
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio: Polymixiipterygii
Superordo: Polymixiomorpha
Ordo: Polymixiiformes
Genus: †Cumbaaichthys
Species: †C. oxyrhynchus


Cumbaaichthys Murray, 2016

Etymology: The generic name is in honour of Stephen L. Cumbaa, for his significant contribution to our understanding of the Canadian fossil ichthyofauna through his field work, including at Lac des Bois, and publications on vertebrates including fishes and faunas of Canada. The ending, ichthys, is Greek for fish.


  • Murray, A.M. 2016. Mid-Cretaceous acanthomorph fishes with the description of a new species from the Turonian of Lac des Bois, Northwest Territories, Canada. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology 1(1): 101–115.PDFReference page