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Part V. The Zaphlegidae: A Family with Scombroid Relationships Restricted to the California Tertiary

David, Lore Rose (1943) Part V. The Zaphlegidae: A Family with Scombroid Relationships Restricted to the California Tertiary. In: Miocene Fishes of Southern California. Special papers (Geological Society of America). No.43. Geological Society of America , New York, NY, pp. 97-114. ISBN 9780813720432.

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Among the more important Upper Miocene fish from California, and particularly from the diatomaceous deposits at Lompoc, are certain large voracious types. This group is distinguished from all known living forms and has aroused interest among ichthyologists ever since the first specimens were described by Jordan and Gilbert (1919; 1920) as Thyrsocles kriegeri and Zaphleges longurio. These fish were first attributed to the Gempylidae but were later regarded as belonging in part to the Scombridae and in part to a distinct family—the Zaphlegidae—of rather uncertain relationships.

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Additional Information:© 1943 Geological Society of America. Acknowledgment is due the friendly co-operation of the staff of the Johns-Manville Company at Lompoc, more particularly Mr. R. K. Rourke and Mr. O. B. Westmont, and Dr. Katherine Beers from the University of Southern California.
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