3.8" Cretaceous Fossil Fish (Nematonotus) & Brittlestar - Lebanon

 
This is a excellent 3.45" long Nematonotus longispinus from the Upper Cretaceous deposits of Lebanon. It has a very elongated first ray of it's pectoral fin which separates this species of Nematonotus from others found in the same deposits. Beautiful preservation on this fossil fish which displays well against the light colored matrix. There is some restoration to the fins on this fish.

The Upper Cretaceous, Lebonese lagerstätten yields some of the most exquisitely preserved fossil fish in the world. Over 80 genre are currently described, with many more still awaiting description. These beautiful fossils have been quarried near Byblos, Lebanon for well over a century and include sharks, rays, shrimp, ray-finned fishes and more.


A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon


FOR SALE
$245
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nematonotus & Geocoma libanotica
LOCATION
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
SIZE
Fish 3.8" long, limestone 11.5x4"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#48517
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