A new osteichthyan from the late Silurian of Yunnan, China

  title={A new osteichthyan from the late Silurian of Yunnan, China},
  author={Brian Choo and M. Zhu and Qingming Qu and X. Yu and Liantao Jia and Wenjin Zhao},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Our understanding of early gnathostome evolution has been hampered by a generally scant fossil record beyond the Devonian. Recent discoveries from the late Silurian Xiaoxiang Fauna of Yunnan, China, have yielded significant new information, including the earliest articulated osteichthyan fossils from the Ludlow-aged Kuanti Formation. Here we describe the partial postcranium of a new primitive bony fish from the Kuanti Formation that represents the second known taxon of pre-Devonian osteichthyan… Expand
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