News tagged with fossil fish

Veggievore fish of the Triassic

Fish have a bit of a boring reputation among many vertebrate paleontologists–too many bones, too hard to identify, not as charismatic as dinosaurs, etc., etc. But, this is entirely undeserved (and I say that as a dinosaur ...

dateSep 26, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Finding Nemo, Paleozoic style

As the parent of a three-year-old, I am quite familiar with the animated film Finding Nemo. These adventures of the young clownfish Nemo are of course heavily fictionalized, but the movie does present a biological reality: ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Ecology
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Aftermath of a mass extinction

A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity following the great mass extinction event at the Permo-Triassic boundary 240 ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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