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Guiyu

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A remarkable discovery of this year which did not get much media attention: Guiyu oneiros is the oldest known articulated osteichthyian (bony fish). Remains are from the Silurian of China. Although this is definitely a primitive sarcopterygian, many features place it very close to the ancestry of all osteichthyes which include sarcopterygians (lobe-finned fish such as the coelacanth and the lungfish) and actinopterygians (ray-finned fish, a group that contains most of the modern bony fish: herring, salmon, and so on).
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vinhavatar's avatar
I'm sure it'll come up fine if you spit roast it! *shake an speciemen of Guiyu* :shakefish:
RaptorArts's avatar
Ive always liked your 3d renders. Are they all done in Maya? :)
NTamura's avatar
I use 3ds max and zbrush. The illustration you are commenting on however is not a 3D reconstruction but drawing colored with photoshop...
Harris2300's avatar
Scratch that. I stopped by the PZ Myers peer-review blog and it showed a photo of the fossil in question. The specimen's in fairly decent shape except for the missing tail and a missing fin. But overall, it's enough to put together a good illustration like this one.
Harris2300's avatar
A very detailed illustration. Was the specimen they found complete or was it just enough to put together a good image?
Ryivhnn's avatar
Looks like that would feed a family for a few weeks!
NTamura's avatar
Not sure about the taste though...
Ryivhnn's avatar
I'm sure it'll come up fine if you spit roast it ;)
NTamura's avatar
Unless it's like a fugu?
Ryivhnn's avatar
Hrm good point...
Dgylia's avatar
Amazing work!!!! :wow:
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El-Moppo's avatar
Wow! :O
At first... I thought that this was another off of your 3D Models Though! :P ;)
It's Awesome!
I Loves It! :D <3 :)
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Giant-Blue-Anteater's avatar
Amazing! But at what time during the Silurian?
NTamura's avatar
Late Silurian...
Jurassic-Gothic's avatar
This is really a discovery. I don't get why so few attention. :)
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avancna's avatar
Because it's a fish, and fish are no where near as romantic as a tetrapod, unfortunately.
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