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D.N.FossilmanLithuania posted a topic in Member CollectionsDear Guys, Recently I write the book in the Microsoft Word document and collect evidences about all bony fish and tetrapod pieces I have found and recently I want to show some teleost fish remains found in flint erratics that speak about very young age of some flints that can be found in gravel of Lithuania. Some fish remains (I do not speak about that appeared in Cretaceous or Paleocene- Eocene) belong to fish taxa that is very young and appeared in Oligocene, Miocene or even Pliocene age. It is the such fauna as slickheads (Oligocene- recent), mulets (Miocene- recent), Salmon like fishes (in Europe they lived from Miocene), triplefins (Miocene- recent), dory fishes (foun only in Oligocene fossil record), pikes (Oligocene- recent), Minnows (most typical to Neogene and Quarternary), gobies (in Europe live from Oligocene to recent) and the genus Atherinomorus (fossil record is known only in Pliocene of Jamaica). These remains show that flint erratics in Lithuania are much younger than previously thought! The main fossils of fishes are scales and I will share the links into evidence of each group and its temporal range. At first I will show slickheads (Alepocephalidae family). The link into scales of Alepocephalus, Zeus (dory fish) and Atherinomorus: http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/publikationen/vertebratezoology/vz66-3/05_vertebrate_zoology_66-3_braeger_275-386.pdf The links into temporal ranges of these fishes: http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=265746 (Alepocephaliformes) http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=35837 (Zeiformes) http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=35837 (Atherinomorus) Dory fish scale picture: Atherinomorus scales: The link in goby scale: http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjan02/fishes.html Gobiidae temporal range (notice in Europe): http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=252928 Goby scale picture in my collection: Mullet temporal range: http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=252928 Mullet scale appearance: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/e-Photographs-of-fish-scales-from-A-Lates-calcarifer-B-Mugil-cephalus-C-Chanos_fig1_270345410 Mullet scales in collection:
Dear Guys, I noticed many different forms of Lungfish dental plates in my collection, especially from Late Famennian dolomites from the Zagare quarry. Please help to identify genera of these teeth, if you cannot do it then please help to find a specialist on this type and age of remains if you could. Best Regards Domas