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Bajaichthys is an extinct genus of Eocene zeid. It includes one species, Bajaichthys elegans. It is sometimes mistaken for a lampriform.

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The holotype is four centimeters in length. It has a deep, oblong-shaped body, a deep, but short head, a long tail composed of 27 caudal vertebrae, a long, crest-like dorsal fin, a long, banner-like anal fin with 29 to 30 rays running from the posterior region of the body down the entire length of the tail, and two enormous, wing-like pelvic fins.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Sorbini, L., Bottura, C., "Bajaichthys elegans, AN EOCENE LAMPRIDIFORM FROM BOLCA (ITALY)" Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Verona 1987

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