8.3" Cretaceous Fossil Fish (Halec Microlepis) - Lebanon

This is a 8.3" long example of the rare fish Halec microlepis from the Upper Cretaceous Lebonese lagerstätten. It shows nice detail and is centered on a rectangularly cut slab of grey limestone which is about 1" thick. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
$365 $328
DETAILS
SPECIES
Halec microlepis
LOCATION
Hakel, Lebanon
SIZE
8.3" long on 11x4.5" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#48516
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