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A marine Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) coelacanth from North Africa

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A marine Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) coelacanth from North Africa. / Brito, Paulo M.; Martill, David M.; Eaves, Ian; Smith, Roy E.; Cooper, Samuel L. A.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 122, 104768, 01.06.2021.

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Brito, Paulo M. ; Martill, David M. ; Eaves, Ian ; Smith, Roy E. ; Cooper, Samuel L. A. / A marine Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) coelacanth from North Africa. In: Cretaceous Research. 2021 ; Vol. 122.

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title = "A marine Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) coelacanth from North Africa",
abstract = "An isolated, articulated, but crushed ossified lung of a mawsoniid coelacanth is reported from uppermost Cretaceous (upper Maastrichtian) of Oued Zem, Morocco. The specimen is the last record of a coelacanth before their pseudo-extinction at the end of the Mesozoic. The specimen is also the first record of a marine coelacanth in the Mesozoic of Morocco and the first occurrence of coelacanths in the phospahte deposits of North Africa. The large size of the lung suggests a fish estimated at between 3.65 m and 5.52 m total body length.",
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