from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cyprinoid fish, Pelecus cultratus, found in eastern Europe.


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  • These include ray-finned fish subclass Actinopterygii, "new-finned" fish Neopterygii, Messel garfish Atractosteus strausi, Messel bowfin Cyclurus ( 'Amia') kehreri, Archaic knife-fish Thaumaturus intermedius, Messel eel Anguilla ignota, high-backed predatory Messel perch Amphiperca multiformes, and double-finned Messel perch Palaeoperca proxima.

    Messel Pit fossil site, Germany


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