2021-10-27

The world’s oldest rib scale cleft toothed fish was discovered in China 244 million years ago, the first in Asia

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The world’s oldest rib scale cleft toothed fish was discovered in China 244 million years ago, the first in Asia

on October 26, the Institute of Paleovertebrates and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported that the latest research findings of three 244 million year old ancient fish fossils collected from the Triassic marine strata in Luoping, Yunnan Province by Xu Guanghui’s research team, They are the oldest costal scale cleft toothed fish known in the world, and advance the earliest discovery record of costal scale cleft toothed fish by about 2 million years. This is also the first discovery of the fish in Asia, so it is named Asian rib scale cleft toothed fish. The picture shows researcher Xu Guanghui’s presentation of fossil specimens of Asian rib scale cleft toothed fish. Photo taken by sun Zifa, reporter of China News Agency