|Named By:||B. Schaeffer in 1967|
|Time Period:||228.0-203.6 Ma Late Triassic|
|Location:||USA, including the states of Arizona - Chinle Formation, Colorado - Chinle Formation, New Mexico - Chinle Formation, Texas - Tecovas Formation and Colorado City Formation, and Utah - Chinle Formation|
|Size:||About 1.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Many individuals, though often by partial remains such as skulls|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Sarcopterygii | Actinistia | Coelacanthiformes | Mawsoniidae ||
Chinlea is an extinct genus of Triassic mawsoniid coelacanth fish found in the Southwestern United States states of Arizona and New Mexico. The length of Chinlea was about 1.5 m (5 feet). It weighed around 68 kg. (150 pounds). Chinlea had lobed fins and a slender tail. The teeth were large and sharp.