History's biggest lungfish pops up in Nebraska

日期:2019-03-07 09:11:01 作者:仇伤 阅读:

A FORGOTTEN relic of the biggest lungfish on record has been found in a drawer in the Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. Kenshu Shimada of DePaul University in Chicago was searching for specimens of fish teeth when he discovered one nearly 12 centimetres across. James Kirkland, a palaeontologist at the Utah Geological Survey, identified it as being from a lungfish of the extinct genus Ceratodus, which lived between 160 million and 100 million years ago. Speaking at the Society for Vertebrate Palaeontology meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last month,