The PEDIGREE of
Superorder Protacanthopterygii

     (Pikes were used as food by NEOLITHIC civilizations)

 "Child(ren)":       Order Salmoniformes   ;   Osmeriformes (smelts : galaxids)   ;   Esociformes (pikes : mudminnows)   ;   Argentiniformes (barreleyes : slickheads)
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/-- Superbranch Eumetazoa   +====> [ 60]
/-- Superphylum Planulozoa
/-- Clade of Bilateria and Placozoa
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Branch Bilateria
/-- Infrakingdom (Grade) of Coelomates
/   | or: prob. Clade Nephrozoa
/-- Superphylum Deuterostomia (Chordates, Echinoderms, & kin)
/-- Phylum Chordata  (540 M BC - ?)
/-- Clade Craniata
/-- Subphylum Vertebrata  (510 M BC - ?)
/-- Infraphylum Gnathostomata (Jawed Vertebrates)
/-- Microphylum Teleostomi (Bony fishes & Spiny sharks)
/-- Superclass Osteichthyes (Bony fishes)
/-- Class Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
/-- Subclass Neopterygii
/-- Infraclass Teleostei
/  
- Superorder Protacanthopterygii
 

 
  ``3-Great Grandchild:''       Atlantic salmon
 

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