Bony fish have skeletons of bone rather than cartilage. They live in the sea.
The fish called Knightia is the state fossil of Wyoming, USA.
Timescale: Bony fish have been around for a long time, about 430 million years ago, and are still alive today.
|A complete fish. This is Knightia alta, from the Cenozoic (Eocene Period) or 56 million years ago. It is from Colorado, USA. Size of fish: 34mm|
|This is a scale from a Lepidotes, from the Cretaceous period. It comes from south of Taouz, Morocco. This type of fish is now extinct. The photos show top and bottom. Size: 37mm|
A collection of fish vertebrae (backbones). Sizes: 2mm-10mm
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