Thursday, September 2, 2021

Tharrhias 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 Tharrhias sp. (Jordan & Branner, 1908). The name means "bold one" and is related to a modern milkfish (Chanos). It was found at Chapada do Araripe, CearĂ¡, Brazil and dates to the middle Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). Accession number is AMNH 12618R.

Genus was named for American geologist John Casper Branner (1850-1922). David Starr Jordan (1851-1931).

Learn more about the museum at