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New Fish from the Late Triassic Leigh Creek Coal Measures, South Australia

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Two new fossil fish specimens have been found in the Triassic Leigh Creek Coal Measures of South Australia. As with the first specimen, Leighiscus hillsi wade, 1953, only the tail half of the second fish is preserved, but characters of fins and scales suggest that it is a different species, referrable to the Order Redfieldiiformes. It apparently has no described close relatives in Australia. The third damaged and unidentifiable specimen (and species) implies a greater animal diversity for the late Triassic of South Australia than previously shown by the preserved fossil record.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2013

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