A New Species of Fossil Lungfish (Osteichthyes: Dipnoi) from the Cretaceous of Australia

  title={A New Species of Fossil Lungfish (Osteichthyes: Dipnoi) from the Cretaceous of Australia},
  author={Anne Rachel Kemp and Rodney W. Berrell},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  • A. Kemp, R. W. Berrell
  • Published 3 May 2020
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
ABSTRACT Lungfish tooth plates have been known from Cretaceous deposits at Lightning Ridge and nearby opal fields since 1914. These specimens are reasonably complete, and assigned to a common Mesozoic genus, Metaceratodus wollastoni. Later, several small fragments of lungfish tooth plates collected in 1981 were described as indistinguishable from tooth plates of the living Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. However, new dental material has since been collected, consisting of tooth… 
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