Fossil Friday

Vinctifer comptoni

I heart Fossil Friday! Today, for a change, I’ll give you the species. What we have here is Vinctifer comptoni, a Cretaceous fish originally described (as Aspidorhynchus comptoni) by no less a figure than Louis Agassiz. (It was later relocated to Vinctifer by the ichthyologist David Starr Jordan, when he wasn’t frittering away his time as president of Indiana University or Stanford University.) The task for you, then, is to identify its provenance. Oye como va?

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

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