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hemipristis

From the Meherrin River in NE North Csrolina. Local geology and preservation suffuse Plio-Pleistocene.  I've eliminated tuna, grouper, wahoo, seabass, drum, sturgeon and tarpon.  Im out of ideas.  Thoughts?

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Al Dente

Any chance this is modern? It looks very much like Amia, the bowfin which are common in the river today.

 

 

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AJ58

Called Grinnel in Arkansas.Thay do have early ancestors in the Jurassic.

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hemipristis
14 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Any chance this is modern? It looks very much like Amia, the bowfin which are common in the river today.

 

 

D9C56D21-D61D-4276-89E1-E2DE04827D86.jpeg

6EEFFF89-09CC-4281-8475-1288A38AD652.jpeg

0600403A-8B9F-4156-A23B-98BCF3199D5B.jpeg

Nailed it! 

 

Thank you very much!! 

 

Yes, Bowfins a common currently in the estuaries of NC.

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