Fish of Late Miocene Beaumaris

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The waters of Beaumaris were teaming with a wide variety of fish. Many of the species are now extinct.

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Section of a cranial bone of a fish

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Toadfish jawbone (left) and a variety of crushing plates (right)

Diodon formosus

 

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Edaphodon sweeti (Rat Fish, Chimaera)

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Vertebrae of bony fish. The larger one on the top left may be from a Tuna or Sunfish.

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TILLEY bones (hyperostotic neurocranium bone) from unknown bony fish. These are cellular swellings in bone such as vertebra or the thin bones of the skull. A current example of this is the bump on the head of an “old man snapper”.

 

 

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