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Two living species are known
from Mozambique, with distributions extending further north. The oldest known
fossil lungfish in Africa is known from the Lower Devonian Tra Tra Formation in
South Africa (Anderson et al. 1999). They are also known from Late
Triassic in South Africa (Bender 2004; Bender & Hancox 2003).
Species indigenous to southern Africa
Anderson, M.E., Almond, J.E., Evans, F.J., Long, J.A., 1999.
Devonian (Emsian-Eifelian) fish from the Lower Bokkeveld Group (Ceres
Subgroup), South Africa. J. Afr. Earth Sci. 29 (1), 179–194.
Bender, P.A., 2004. Late Permian actinopterygian
(palaeoniscid) fishes from the Beaufort Group. South Africa:
biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications. Bulletin 135, Council for
Geoscience, South Africa.
Bender, P.A., Hancox, P.J., 2003. Fossil fishes of the
Lystrosaurus and Cynognathus assemblage zones, Beaufort Group, South Africa:
correlative implications. Bulletin 136, Council for Geoscience, South