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Australosomus merlei Piveteau, 1934

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Australosomus merlei Piveteau, 1934

Lower Triassic
Dienerian

Sakamena Formation

Ambilobe

Madagascar

 

Small to medium size fish (~ 10 to 15cm / 4 to 6"), fusiform body, relatively small head with a slightly rounded snout. Its dorsal fin is located in the posterior fourth of the body. Caudal fin divided with wide lobes. Scales on the flanks are noticeably stalk-shaped.


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