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New flying fish fossils discovered in China
BBC ^ | BBC Nature

Posted on 10/31/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Chinese researchers have tracked the "exceptionally well-preserved fossils" to the Middle Triassic of China (235-242 million years ago).

The Triassic period saw the re-establishment of ecosystems after the Permian mass extinction.

The fossils represent new evidence that marine ecosystems re-established more quickly than previously thought.

The Permian mass extinction had a bigger impact on the earth's ecological systems than any other mass extinction, wiping out 90-95% of marine species.

Previous studies have suggested that Triassic marine life developed more quickly than was once thought and that marine ecosystems were re-established more rapidly than terrestrial ecosystems...

The fossils show an asymmetrical, forked caudal (tail) fin and a "four-winged" body formation: a pair of enlarged pectoral fins forming "primary wings", and a smaller pair of pelvic fins acting as "auxiliary wings", according to the study.

The fossils were discovered in Guizhou Province in south-west China. They represent the first record of the extinct Thoracopteridae family of fishes to be found in Asia.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; china; flyingfish; fossils; godsgravesglyphs; guizhou; paleontology
New flying fish fossils found in China provide the earliest evidence of vertebrate over-water gliding strategy.

New flying fish fossils discovered in China

1 posted on 10/31/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

wow. looks like an artistic engraving


2 posted on 10/31/2012 3:58:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Been there, speculated that: http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_flish


3 posted on 10/31/2012 4:01:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SunkenCiv

Your codding me...
That fossil looks like something H.R.Giger would draw.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Renfield..



5 posted on 10/31/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Who knew fish fossils could fly?


6 posted on 10/31/2012 4:09:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: GSP.FAN; GeronL

:’) Giger had to get his ideas somewhere. :’)


7 posted on 10/31/2012 4:10:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GraceG

Now *that* is a fun site!


8 posted on 10/31/2012 4:10:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: freedumb2003

This was found in China, they actually said “fry”.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 4:11:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

imagine it on a coin


11 posted on 10/31/2012 4:15:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
MMM.... frying fish...


12 posted on 10/31/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: SunkenCiv
"New flying fish fossils discovered in China"

Well, if they're fossils.....guess they ain't so damned new, now, are they? [j/k]

13 posted on 10/31/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: freedumb2003

Oh, that must be the Chinese translation.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SunkenCiv

lolz

as God is my witness I thought fish could fry


15 posted on 10/31/2012 4:23:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
a-HA! October Surprise! just in under the wire....

:)

16 posted on 10/31/2012 4:27:47 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: SunkenCiv
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!

17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

Evidently an early species of Rock Cod


18 posted on 10/31/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Chinese will supply you with what you need in fossils. Need wings? How bout feathers. They will get their engravers to work on it.

Hows about a flying turtle!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SunkenCiv

I can tell it’s a flying fish by the feather imprints. ‘Course everyhing had feathers back then except birds.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Flying fish fossils”? I ran into some of those on the mission over Macho Grande.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

“Flying fish fossils”? I ran into some of those on the mission over Macho Grande.


22 posted on 10/31/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Fossil chopsticks were found nearby.

;^)


23 posted on 10/31/2012 7:10:49 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Hows about a flying turtle!

The Japanese already got that one covered.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Truly incredible to watch flying fish fly alongside your ship for mesmerizing distances.
25 posted on 10/31/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: SunkenCiv

Flying Pig fossils...now that would be a sight to behold.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 9:43:01 PM PDT by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Redcitizen

They’d all be registered to vote Democrat.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 6:48:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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