Kansas 105

Today’s Trivia (Feb. 15)

A genus of ancient giant fish uncovered in the chalk deposits of Kansas has been named after the Bonner family of Leoti, who found this breakthrough specimen.

The Kansas family has hunted fossils for decades in the bone-rich Niobrara chalk of western Kansas.

The fish and the Bonners were featured in Science magazine in February 2010.

This particular type of fossil fish grew to be 20 to 25 feet long and had eyes 6 inches wide.

The giant fish ate microscopic plankton. Until recent years, scientists didn’t know fish like that lived in the dinosaur age.

Question: What is the name of the fish?

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