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The Yucatan Chicxulub asteroid struck in springtime
Denis Arcand posted a topic in Fossil NewsAt Tanis, scientists studied the remains of three sturgeons and three paddlefish, using in particular high-resolution X-ray tomographic analysis from the Grenoble European Synchrotron (ESRF). They first established that the fish had indeed perished in the seiche episode, which was accompanied by a rain of glass spherules... https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/23/world/asteroid-dinosaur-extinction-spring-scn/index.html The research is described in a paper published Wednesday (Dec. 8) in the journal Scientific Reports.
The SG Fossil Cache - Living Fossil Fishes
-Andy- posted a topic in Member CollectionsI've always loved living fossils, especially the fish. They are relics of an age long lost, offering us a glimpse of an incredible prehistoric world. Some are enigmas that survived countless extinction events since the Devonian. Others are majestic predators that swam alongside the dinosaurs. Let me present my collection of living fossil fishes from the Mesozoic and before. I will begin with one of the most famous of all - the coelacanth Coelacanth Species: Whiteia woodwardi Age: 252.3 - 251.3 mya | early Triassic Formation: Diego Basin; Middle Sakamena Formation
The enormous and prehistoric Chinese Paddlefish is officially extinct
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsOne of World's Largest Freshwater Fish May Be First Official Extinction of 2020 By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, January 07, 2020 https://www.livescience.com/chinese-paddlefish-extinct.html This enormous ancient fish is officially extinct By Eva Frederick, Science, Jan. 7, 2020 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/enormous-ancient-fish-officially-extinct The paper is: Zhang, H., Jarić, I., Roberts, D.L., He, Y., Du, H., Wu, J., Wang, C. and Wei, Q., 2020. Extinction of one of the world's largest freshwater fishes: L
Protopsephurus liui LU, 1994
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From the album: VertebratesProtopsephurus liui LU, 1994 Early Cretaceous Linyuan Liaoning PRC Length is around 71cm
Protopsephurus liui Lu, 1994
oilshale posted a fossil in FishesTaxonomy from Grande et al. 2002. The order of Acipenseriformes (Sturgeon-like fishes) both includes sturgeons (Acipenseridae) and paddlefish (Polyodontidae). At least three Sturgeon-like fishes (Acipenseriformes) can be found in the Jiufotang Formation (Jehol Group) and in the Yixian Formation in western Liaoning and northern Hebei Province China: Peipiaosteus pani Liu and Zhou 1965, Protopsephurus liui Lu, 1994 and Yanosteus longidorsalis Jin, Tian, Yang & Deng, 1995. The Jiufotang Formation - where Peipiaosteus comes from - is dated to about 120.3+/-0.7 million years ago, whic