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1 July 2013 A New Miocene Amiid Fish, Amia godai from Kani, Gifu, Central Japan
Yoshitaka Yabumoto, Lance Grande
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Abstract

A new species of the genus Amia of the family Amiidae, A. godai is described based on a parasphenoid and many isolated bones and scales found from the Early Miocene Nakamura Formation of the Mizunami Group along the Kiso River in Kani City, Gifu Prefecture, Central Japan. Amia godai sp. nov. is distinguished by having a V-shaped edentulous area in the posterior part of the tooth patch of the parasphenoid. This is the first record of the genus from the Early Miocene in the world and the first record of the family from the Cenozoic in Japan.

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Yoshitaka Yabumoto and Lance Grande "A New Miocene Amiid Fish, Amia godai from Kani, Gifu, Central Japan," Paleontological Research 17(2), 113-126, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.2517/1342-8144-17.2.113
Received: 1 May 2012; Accepted: 1 August 2012; Published: 1 July 2013
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Amia godai
Amiidae
Early Miocene
Gifu
Japan
Mizunami Group
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