Dec 19, 2013 | Fishing the Americas...a sportfishing journal

Thursday, December 19, 2013

First Discovery of a GoldenDorado Fossil?

From the publication HoyCorrientes on December 16, 2013, we read of a recent fossil discovery related to the current "River Tiger" or GoldenDorado found in the Uruguay River of South America.

On the banks of the Parana fished a golden 8 million years old
"(In the Gallery Below) is the first fossil record of a golden. His head, found in excellent condition, allowed a detailed description of this issue and know what these fish predators during the Miocene. Many anglers often brag and pose for the picture, after taking a golden water of certain dimensions. Meanwhile, Argentine paleontologists rescued a copy that may have exceeded 50 inches, but most important is not your size, but allowed to know the past of these important fish fauna in South American rivers." 
Read the full story Here at Remember to open with Google translator.

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It looks like the "River Tiger" or some close family member may have been around for a long, long time. I'm sure we'll be hearing much more as this exploration and story continues to develop. In the mean time, I can't wait to get reacquainted with the most current family members of the GoldenDorado found below the Salto Grande Dam in the Uruguay River of South America. 

David Fields

Founder / Principal at Fishing the Americas Media
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