New ischnacanthid acanthodians from the Lower Devonian of the Mackenzie Mountains, NT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Hermus, Chelsea (1)
Licence Number: 13347
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Issued: Jul 12, 2002
Project Team: Allan Lind

Objective(s): The main objective of the project is to collect fossils of two specific groups of early fishes (acanthodians and heterostracans) to supplement specimens already collected for research projects at the University of Alberta. Since the research projects have begun, several questions have been posed that can only be addressed by the collection of additional specimens. Articulated fossil skeletons, which are much more rare than isolated pieces, will be preferentially collected for examination. In order to accurately depict the fossil locality and preservation of specimens, it is necessary to visit the locality. Other specimens, such as invertebrates, jawless invertebrates, and jawed vertebrates will also be collected form the site in order to supplement and create research projects at the University of Alberta and worldwide. These fishes are poorly known and more specimens will help determine evolutionary relationships.