Saturday, March 04, 2006

 

New fossil Polypterus found

"A new species of Polypterus has been found inside a lump of rock.

The fish, which is a member of the Cladistia's Polypteridae family, is the first complete fossil polypterid skeleton ever described.

The extinct species has been named Polypterus faraou in a paper in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society and was found in an area known as Toros-Menalla in western Djourab, Chad."

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