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This video shows Dr John Long of Museum Victoria speaking about the fossil fish found at Gogo Station, Western Australia.
This video shows Dr John Long of Museum Victoria speaking about the fossil fish 'Materpiscis attenboroughi' found at Gogo Station, Western Australia.
He describes about the process of extracting the fossils from the rock and their preparation and the important discoveries made.
Scientists at Museum Victoria have made a swag of spectacular fossil discoveries at Gogo, Western Australia including that of a remarkable 380 million year old fossil placoderm fish with intact embryo and mineralised umbilical cord.
The discovery, published in Nature and one of the most significant ever made by Australian scientists, makes the fossil the world’s oldest known vertebrate mother.
Contributor: Long, John
Fossils, 5127 Fish, 6224 Sexual reproduction, 6486 Reproductive organs, 6628 Embryos, 9401
Placoderm Paleozoic era Materpiscis attenboroughi Attenborough, David Gogo Station Western Australia Palaeontologists Kimberleys
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