A New Marlin, Makaira panamensis , from the Late Miocene of Panama

@inproceedings{Fierstine1978ANM,
  title={A New Marlin, Makaira panamensis , from the Late Miocene of Panama},
  author={Harry L. Fierstine},
  year={1978}
}
Makaira panamensis new sp. is described from a single neurocranium found in the Chagres Sandstone (Late Miocene) of the Atlantic coast of Panama. The new species is closely related to and possibly ancestral to the extant M. indica (black marlin) and M. nigricans (blue marlin). It differs from both by possessing a triangular rather than elongate basioccipital foramen, large nutrient canals in the rostrum and probably a more elongate orbit. The fossil is compared to all known fossil istiophorids… CONTINUE READING

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