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Temporal range: Upper Miocene[1]
Absalomichthys velifer.jpg
A. velifer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Diretmidae
Genus: Absalomichthys
Species: A. velifer
Binomial name
Absalomichthys velifer
Whitley, 1933

Absalomichthys velifer is an extinct, prehistoric spinyfin that lived during the Upper Miocene of what is now Southern California.[1] Its dorsal fin was huge in comparison with living species.

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  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2009-02-27.