10" Detailed & 3D Fossil Fish - Goulmima, Morocco

 
 
This a beautifully preserved, 10" long fossil from the Lower Turonian aged, marine deposits near the town of Goulmima, Morocco. While the locality has been known since the 90's not much material has appeared on the market until recently. The fish are typically preserved in nodules, and the species and preservation is rather similar to the Albian aged fish faunas of Brazil.

The fish is preserved in a fairly 3D manner and a lot of detail is present including many of the small scales, and fins. There is one area of restoration about 1/3 of the way from the tail where a crack runs through the nodule. The nodule was remounted in rock from the same locality for display purposes.

I'm not confident on the ID of this fish due to the lack of literature I can find, but I believe it's maybe Goulmimichthys arambourgi. I've linked to the papers I can find below.

Nouveaux Teleostei du gisement du turonien inférieur de Goulmima Maroc.pdf

Fishes fromTuronian of Goulmima,supposed and direct evidence of trophic relationships within the marine fish community from the Lower Turonian of Goulmima,Morocco.pdf

DETAILS
SPECIES
Goulmimichthys arambourgi?
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
10" long
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