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1 July 2015 The First Cenozoic Record of a Fossil Megamouth Shark (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) from Asia
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The megamouth shark (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) is one of four extant planktivorous elasmobranch lineages, but its fossil record is quite limited. In the present study, we report a new discovery of a rare megachasmid shark fossil from the late Miocene—early Pleistocene interval of Okinawa Island, Japan. To date, this specimen represents the only reliable record of a megachasmid fossil from Asia.

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Taketeru Tomita and Kiyoko Yokoyama "The First Cenozoic Record of a Fossil Megamouth Shark (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) from Asia," Paleontological Research 19(3), 204-207, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.2517/2015PR004
Received: 28 September 2014; Accepted: 1 January 2015; Published: 1 July 2015
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