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4H Meeting Held Nov 24th at Breakneck Hill Farm

Friday, December 6th, 2013

This Sarcopterygian fish jaw bone was one of the many fossils discussed at the November meeting of the 4H club. This fossil was collected by Paul and Ian Bourdon at the world famous Red Hill site in Pennsylvania. Sarcopterygians are the group of mostly extinct fish that included the lobe finned fish that eventually led to the first amphibians. The specimen is most likely from Hyneria, the top predator in the river environment that existed 361 million years ago. The site is most notable for the fossil remains of the earliest amphibians in the US. For more information on joining the 4H club please contact Paul Bourdon at