The earliest discoveries of articulated fossil fishes (Actinopterygii) in the United States: A historical perspective

@article{Brignon2017TheED,
  title={The earliest discoveries of articulated fossil fishes (Actinopterygii) in the United States: A historical perspective},
  author={Arnaud Brignon},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={317},
  pages={216 - 250}
}
  • Arnaud Brignon
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Science
The first articulated fossil fishes (Actinopterygii) unequivocally discovered in the United States were collected in the Early Jurassic lacustrine deposits of the Newark Supergroup. They were reported in 1816 by Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864), the founder of the American Journal of Science, in Parker Cleaveland (1780–1858)'s Elementary treatise on mineralogy and geology. These fossils were found in Westfield, near Middletown, Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864) also… Expand

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