Fish fossil detection dates back to 240 million years

The report of the Argentine Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) announced on October 9 that the fossil was found in the eastern province of Mendoza.

Scientists in the country have discovered fossils of an unidentified fish in South America dating back 240 million years ago.

The report of the Argentine Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) announced on October 9 that the fossil was found in the eastern province of Mendoza.

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Fish fossils were discovered in South America.(Photo: girabsas.com).

This is the fossil of the fish that has the scientific name "Redfieldiiformes" , lives in the supercontinent Gondwana - the giant ancient continent made up of lands that today are South America, Antarctica, Madagascar and India.

CONICET's paleontologist Soledad Gouiric Cavalli stated this was an unexpected discovery of a new breed of fish, a fossil that has never been recorded in South American history.

This fossil is only as small as a palm and in a good state. Therefore, scientists can clearly observe the outer layer of fish scales. After the Tri-Diep (Trias) - the geological century marked the greatest extinction of species, the "Redfieldiiformes" fish breeds in small lakes with a warm and dry climate in Mendoza province.

Cavalli also expressed concern about the preservation of the fossil specimen, and said there are few documents and information referring to the Three Gorges in South America.