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Re: fossil fish query



On Thursday 29 March 2007 19:18, Adrienne Mayor wrote:
> A Russian paleontologist contacted me about his discovery of a
> sculpted stone relief of a fish on a temple in Northern India, dating
> to about 1300-1600.
>
> The tail of the fish on the relief is peculiar, with three points or
> fins, leading the paleontologist to wonder whether the image might
> represent an extinct fish species with epicaudal tail, like the
> coelacanth.
>
Hindu mythical animals, often depicted in temples, have all sorts of body 
forms. I won't get excited about such figures. They are mostly imaginary.

-- 
gautam