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Australian Protosphyraena fossil discovered



"SA couple finds rare fish fossil in outback Qld"
ABC News Online - Wednesday, November 22, 2006


It is claimed a pair of amateur fossil hunters has found a genus of fish from the dinosaur era with the head of a swordfish and teeth that stick out like mini-tusks.

The protosphyraena was a two-metre long carnivorous fish that has only been found in Europe and America previously.

Tom and Sharon Hurley, from Andamooka in South Australia's north, have discovered what could be the first ever Australian protosphyraena near Boulia in western Queensland.

Mr Hurley says it is estimated to be 20 million years older than previous finds...


More at:


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200611/s1794332.htm

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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist         http://www.geocities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia        http://heretichides.soffiles.com
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