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meaning: "After the Chinle Formation"
Named By: B. Schaeffer in 1967
Time Period: 228.0-203.6 Ma Late Triassic
Location: USA, including the states of Arizona - Chinle Formation, Colorado - Chinle Formation, New Mexico - Chinle Formation, Texas - Tecovas Formation and Colorado City Formation, and Utah - Chinle Formation
Size: About 1.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Many individuals, though often by partial remains such as skulls
Classification: | Chordata | Sarcopterygii | Actinistia | Coelacanthiformes | Mawsoniidae |

Chinlea is an extinct genus of Triassic mawsoniid coelacanth fish found in the Southwestern United States states of Arizona and New Mexico. The length of Chinlea was about 1.5 m (5 feet). It weighed around 68 kg. (150 pounds). Chinlea had lobed fins and a slender tail. The teeth were large and sharp.

Read more about Chinlea at Wikipedia
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