Hyneria eating a Stethacanthus, as seened in Walking with Monsters
|Range||Red Hill Shale|
In 1968, fossilized teeth, bones and a wall fin were found by Keith Thompson in the Red Hill Shale of Pennsylvania. Since the original discovery, many more specimens have been found. A complete skeleton, however, has never been recovered. Hyneria is considered the largest and most common lobe-finned fish found in the Red Hill Shale.
In Popular Culture
Hyneria was featured in the BBC's television series Walking With Monsters. It featured a beached female Hyneria attempting to catch prey by sliding along the muddy ground like a walrus to catch two Hynerpeton (with the narrator explaining that it could "attack like a killer whale after a seal").
Hyneria also have a significant amount of attention paid to them in the 5-part NHK Documentary Miracle Planet.