Evidence for coelacanths in the Late Triassic (Rhaetian) of England

Luke M. Hauser, David M. Martill

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    The right gular plate of an indeterminate coelacanth from the Westbury Formation (Upper Triassic, Rhaetian) of Blue Anchor Point, Somerset, southwest England is reported. This occurrence represents the first convincing evidence of coelacanths from the Triassic of the United Kingdom. The new specimen suggests a fish of approximately 0.61 m length.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)982-987
    JournalProceedings of the Geologists' Association
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


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