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  • Rhinobatos whitfieldi Hay 1903


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    Taxonomy

    Guitarfish

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Chondrichthyes
    Order: Rajiformes
    Family: Rhinobatidae
    Genus: Rhinobatos
    Species: Rhinobatos whitfieldi
    Author Citation Hay 1903

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Cenomanian

    Stratigraphy

    Sannine Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Hajoula
    Byblos
    Governorate Mount Lebanon
    Lebanon

    Comments

    Alternative combination: Raja whitfieldi Hay 1903

     

    Literature:

    HAY, O.P. (1903) On a collection of upper Cretaceous fishes from Mount Lebanon, Syria, with descriptions of four new genera and nineteen new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 19 (10): 395–452.


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    WOW!!! Another wonderful fossil to see.  Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice fossil.  I did not know that Hay, well knonw in my world for "Fossil Turtles of North America" also worked on fish from Lebanon.  He got around.  

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    On 12.1.2021 at 3:17 AM, jpc said:

    Nice fossil.  I did not know that Hay, well knonw in my world for "Fossil Turtles of North America" also worked on fish from Lebanon.  He got around.  

    I agree, Hay was an amazing person and a skilled paleoichthyologist. His curriculum vitae is remarkable. He worked in so many fields - one can only admire that.

    Oliver Perry Hay - Wikipedia

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