Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
United States National Museum
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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
A a coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smitha, or living fossil fish on display in the Untied States National Museum. The fish is situated on supports and explanatory text can be seen behind the specimen.
On August 20, 1957, a coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smitha, living fossil fish, is put on exhibit in the foyer of United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. This male fish was caught off the Comoro Islands, near the Island of Madagascar. It was believed that the coelacanth was extinct until 1938 when the first live one was caught off South Africa. Before that time the fish was only known from ancient fossil remains.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 6
Fishes and the break-up of Pangaea / edited by L. Cavin, A. Longbottom, and M. Richter
Forey, Peter L
Cavin, L (Lionel)
Longbottom, A. E
372 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
"This book began with the desire of the editors to create a publication to honour Dr. Peter Forey in recognition of his great contribution to fish systematics and palaeobiogeography"--p. .
Peter L. Forey / B. Gardiner & A. Longbottom -- Fishes and the break-up of Pangaea : an introduction / L. Cavin, A. Longbottom & M. Richter -- New eugeneodontid sharks from the Lower Triassic Sulphur Mountain Formation of western Canada / R.J. Mutter & A.G. Neuman -- The first Triassic lungfish from South America (Santa Maria Formation, Paraná Basin) and its bearing on geological correlations within Pangaea / M. Richter & C.E.V. Toledo -- Diversity and biogeography patterns of late Jurassic neoselachians (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) / J. Kriwet & S. Klug -- The varasichthyid and other crossognathiform fishes and the break-up of Pangaea / G. Arratia -- Hybodont sharks from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kraut Formation of Thailand and hybodont diversity during the early Cretaceous / G. Cuny ... [et al.] -- New occurrence of Mawsonia (Sarcopterygii: Actinistia) from the early Cretaceous of the Sanfranciscana Basin, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil / M.S.S. de Carvalho & J.G. Maisey -- A new species of Placidichthys (Halecomorphi: Ionoscopiformes) from the Lower Cretaceous Marizal Formation, northeastern Brazil, with a review of the biogeographical distribution of the Ophiopsidae / P.M. Brito & J. Alvarado-Ortega -- Cretaceous characiform fishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi) from northern Tethys : description of new material from the Maastrichtian of Provence (southern France) and palaeobiogeographical implications / O. Otero, X. Valentin & G. Garcia -- Palaeobiogeography of Cretaceous bony fishes (Actinistia, Dipnoi and Actinopterygii) / L. Cavin -- Osteoglossomorpha : phylogeny, biogeography, and fossil record and the significance of key African and Chinese fossil taxa / M.V.H. Wilson & A.M. Murray -- Fossil mooneyes (Teleostei: Hiodontiformes, Hiodontidae) from the Eocene of western North America, with a reassessment of their taxonomy / E.J. Hilton & L. Grande -- Osteoglossomorphs of the marine Lower Eocene of Denmark - with remarks on other Eocene taxa and their importance for palaeobiogeography / N. Bonde -- New information on the cranial anatomy of the eel genus Echelus Rafinesque 1810 (Ophichthidae: Anguilliformes) from the early Eocene / S.V.T. Young & R.J. Williams -- Fossil Cypriniformes from China and its adjacent areas and their palaeobiogeographical implications / M.-M. Chang & G. Chen -- Can the comparative study of the morphology and histology of the scales of Latimeria menadoensis and L. chalumnae (Sarcopterygii: Actinistia, Coelacanthidae) bring new insight on the taxonomy and the biogeography of recent coelacanthids? / F.J. Meunier ... [et al.]