¤Lycopterid Fish
(Lycoptera davidi)

Lycoptera davidi was a small fish from China, from an extinct genus, family and order! This fossil was another present and sat unidentified until recently. Lycoptera lived though the Upper Jurassic to the Lower Cretaceous and were bony, ray-finned fish.

 

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¤Clupeid Fish
(Knightia eocaena)

One Christmas my brother presented me with a fossilised fish, labelled as Diplomystus from the Green River Formation in Wyoming, USA. The fossil was correct in that it belonged to the Clupeidae family, although further research has led me to believe it is in actual fact Knightia eocaena.…

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¤Thylacine
(Thylacinus cynocephalus)

The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was a large carnivorous marsupial that was also known as the Marsupial Wolf, Tasmanian Wolf and Tasmanian Tiger. It was the last of an extinct family known as Thylacinidae. The last captive adult thylacine resided…

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