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Icarealcyon malagasium Beltan, 1984

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Icarealcyon malagasium Beltan, 1984

Early Triassic

Dienerian

Sakamena Formation

Ambilobe

Madagascar

 

Due to its enormous pectoral fins, Icarealcyon malagasium was described by Beltan as a "poisson volant" - a "flying fish" -  in the family Semonotidae (not related to what is now known as "flying fish" - these are Exocoetidae in the order Beloniformes).
 

You would expect flying fish to be fast swimmers - the rather thickset appearance of Icarealcyon more likely hints to slow swimmers with relatively high maneuverability (comparable to Albertonia from British Columbia).

 

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