Saturday, August 7, 2021

Brannerion Fish Fossil

This fish fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City in July 2018. The specimen was named Brannerion sp. (Jordan, 1920). It was found at Chapada do Araripe, CearĂ¡, Brazil and dates to the middle Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). Accession number is AMNH 11892.

Genus was named for American geologist John Casper Branner (1850-1922). David Starr Jordan (1851-1931) named this genus in a paper New Genera of Fossil Fishes from Brazil in the Proceedings of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Volume LXXI, 1920, pages 208-210.

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