A NEW COELACANTH (ACTINISTIA, SARCOPTERYGII) FROM THE JURASSIC OF FRANCE, AND THE QUESTION OF THE CLOSEST RELATIVE FOSSIL TO LATIMERIA

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  title={A NEW COELACANTH (ACTINISTIA, SARCOPTERYGII) FROM THE JURASSIC OF FRANCE, AND THE QUESTION OF THE CLOSEST RELATIVE FOSSIL TO LATIMERIA},
  author={Ga{\"e}l Cl{\'e}ment},
  year={2005}
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Abstract A nearly complete specimen of a new coelacanth is described from the Oxfordian of Burgundy, France. Wenzia latimerae, gen. et sp. nov., shares unique features with both the extant coelacanth Latimeria and the Mesozoic coelacanth Macropoma. It displays a unique combination of primitive characters (such as the presence of a spiracular bone and postparietal pit-lines), and derived characters (such as a postparietal shield with raised areas and very short relatively to the parietonasal… 

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