The aeduellid genera and species already known are presented. A phylogenetic analysis, involving 12 other actinopterygians and a porolepiform outgroup, confirms that the Aeduellidae are a natural group. But their interrelationships are not cleared up completely, probably because of many missing data; in particular one genus, Bourbonnella, appears as paraphyletic. This family has a mosaic of plesiomorphic and apomorphic actinopterygian characters; their relationships with the other basal Actinopteri (= Palaeoniscimorpha) are not clearer. In fact the analysis does not show particular affinities with the groups with which they have been tentively compared in the past.
Pisces, Actinopterygii, Aeduellidae, Carboniferous, Permian, phylogeny