The earliest discovery of a sawskate

The "sawfish horn" figured by Guettard (1783) (top), compared with rostral denticles from Sclerorhynchus atavus (middle) and Propristiophorus tumidens (bottom) from Cappetta (1980a;b). In 1783, French naturalist Jean-√Čtienne Guettard briefly described fossil fishes from Lebanon in the collection of the Duke of Orleans, Louis Philippe I (Guettard, 1783). Guettard stated that they were found on … Continue reading The earliest discovery of a sawskate

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