Chiapas museum presents new fish fossil genus

jueves 2 de junio, 2016 a las 14:18/en Tuxtla Gutiérrez/por emontes

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico, May 20 (Notimex) .- The Museum of Paleontology "Eliseo Palacios Aguilera", presented the discovery of a fish fossil that lived 110 million years ago, located in the municipality of Ocozocoautla.

In a statement, the Ministry of Environment and Natural History (Semahn, for its acronym in Spanish) said that this discovery is important because it is a new kind of fish, which was recorded in other parts of the world.

Such fossil, named Unicachichthys multidentata, has been published in the journal Cretaceous Research 61 (2016) where researchers Jesus Alberto Diaz-Cruz from Museum of Paleontology; Gerardo Carbot-Chanona of Semahn and Jesus Alvarado-Ortega from the Institute of Geology of the UNAM participated.

This was achieved thanks to the Prospecting Project and Paleontological Heritage safeguard of the state of Chiapas.



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