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I.—On a New Specimen of the Liassic Pachycormid Fish Saurostomus esocinus, Agassiz

  • A. Smith Woodward

Although the Pachycormid fish Saurostomus esocinus was known only by part of a lower jaw from the Upper Lias of Baden when it was first named by Agassiz, its principal characters have since been revealed by many incomplete specimens from the Upper Lias of Würtemberg, France, and Yorkshire, and by a well-preserved fish from Ilminster, Somersetshire, in the Charles Moore Collection, Bath Museum. The internal skeleton of the trunk and the fins, however, have not hitherto been so well seen as in a nearly complete fish from the Upper Lias of Würtemberg, prepared by Mr. Bernhard Hauff and now in the British Museum.

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page 49 note 1 For references to literature see Catal. Foss. Fishes Brit. Mus., pt. iii, p. 388, 1895; also Woodward, A. S., “Fossil Fishes of the Upper Lias of Whitby,” Proc. Yorks. Geol. and Polyt. Soc., vol. xiii, p. 158, pl. xx, 1896.

page 50 note 1 The pectoral fin from Whitby figured in Proc. Yorks. Geol. and Polyt. Soc., vol. xiii, pl. xx, fig. 2, 1896, thus seems to belong to Pachycormus, not to Saurostomus.

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