Thursday, October 24, 2013

Coelacanth Fossil Fish

These images show a "lobe-fin" fish fossil that is an unnamed species of coelacanth. It was found in 1996 by the Cincinnati Museum Center in Favret Formation of Pershing County, Nevada, USA. It dates to the Middle Triassic Period (220 million years ago). This fossil was on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center as of August 2013.

This last image is a model of a living coelacanth. It is called the "living fossil" Latimeria chalumnae.