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  • Ramphosus rastrum (VOLTA, 1796)


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    • Alternative spelling: Rhamphosus

      Lit.:

      L. Agassiz. 1842. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome IV (livr. 14). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchâtel 205-291

       

      G. Carnevale, A. F. Bannikov, G. Marramá, J. C. Tyler, and R. Zorzin. 2014. The Pesciara-Monte Postale Fossil-Lagerstätte: 2. Fishes and other vertebrates. Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana 4:37-63 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]

    Taxonomy

    Sea Moth

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Actinopterygia
    Order: Syngnathiformes
    Family: Ramphosidae
    Genus: Ramphosus
    Species: R. rastrum
    Author Citation (VOLTA, 1796)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Epoch: Eocene
    International Age: Lutetian

    Stratigraphy

    Monte Bolca Formation

    Biostratigraphy

    Alveolina dainelli Zone

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Monte Bolca Lagerstatte
    Bolca near Verona
    Veneto
    Italy

    Comments

    Alternative spelling: Rhamphosus

    Lit.:

    L. Agassiz. 1842. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome IV (livr. 14). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchâtel 205-291

     

    G. Carnevale, A. F. Bannikov, G. Marramá, J. C. Tyler, and R. Zorzin. 2014. The Pesciara-Monte Postale Fossil-Lagerstätte: 2. Fishes and other vertebrates. Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana 4:37-63 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]



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    minnbuckeye

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    Odd fish!!! can you explain what  am seeing.

    Found a picture of Bassanichthys pesciaraensis   which looks very similar to yours.

     

     The article would not allow me to copy the image

     

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    oilshale

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    2 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

    Odd fish!!! can you explain what  am seeing.

    Found a picture of Bassanichthys pesciaraensis   which looks very similar to yours.

     

     The article would not allow me to copy the image

     

    I guess the picture is from this publication (Link): G. Carnevale, A. F. Bannikov, G. Marramá, J. C. Tyler, and R. Zorzin. 2014. The Pesciara-Monte Postale Fossil-Lagerstätte: 2. Fishes and other vertebrates. Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana 4:37-63.

     

    The captions are a bit confusing: 

    Fig 4-b (Ramphosus rastrum) refers to this picture on page 51:

    Ramphosus.JPG.4a0b7d4ed636ff4a4d92a57a9238519e.JPG

     

    whereas
    Fig 7-b (Bassanichtys pesciaraensis) refers to this picture on page 54:

    Bassanichthys.JPG.9a87c8c777cfe9a61896ea8b741eac3b.JPG

     

    Ramphosus rastrum could have looked something like a "slim" (recent) Macroramphosus scolopax:

    Maacroramphos.jpg.f6c5e23201d259bb43728953e0b57202.jpg

     

    I agree, a very odd looking fish!

     

    Thomas

     

    PS: Bassanichthys pesciaraensis is already in "Collections":

     

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    minnbuckeye

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    I thank you for clarification on my confused state!! Now it all makes sense.  What a unique fish.

     

    Mike

     

     

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