FOSSILS SPECIMEN: ACTINOPTERYGII (RAY_FINNED FISH)

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Osteichthyes – Class Actinopterygii

(bony ray-finned fish)

Late Silurain to Holocene

Fossil Sawfish Tooth

Odontopristis humidus

Upper Cretaceous

Tegama Formation, Morocco

Scaphanorhyschus texanus

Late/Upper Cretaceous

70 million years old

Berkley County, South Carolina

Gar Fish Scales

Pleistocene (brown) and Recent (white)

Florida, United States

Fossil Fish Vertebrate

Mesozoic to Cenozoic

United States

Knightia Fossil Fish 

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

Fossil Fish

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

Fossil Fish

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

Fossil Fish

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

Fossil Fish

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

Fossil Fish

Eocene

Wyoming, United States

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