The PEDIGREE of
Order Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons & Paddlefish)

 "Child(ren)":       Family Acipenseridae (Sturgeons)   ;   Polyodontidae (paddlefishes :: 2 species)   ;   3 extinct families
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/-- Subkingdom of Metazoa   +====> [ 59]
/-- Superbranch Eumetazoa
/-- 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 (Vertebrates, tunicates, and lancelets)
/-- 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 Chondrostei (Sturgeons, Bichirs & kin)
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- Order Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons & Paddlefish)
 

 
  ``2-Great Grandchild:''       Beluga Sturgeon
 

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