Superb, 14.7" Fossil Ray-Finned Fish (Paralepidotus) - Austria

This is a beautifully preserved fossil ray-finned fish of the species Paralepidotus ornatus. It was collected from the Upper Triassic age Alaunian Seefeld Member of Hallein, Austria. The scale and bone preservation of this fish are phenomenal, with even the smallest details visible to the naked eye. It's nicely centered on a slab of limestone that has been backed with fiberglass and resin. There is restoration along the dorsal edge of this fish, interrupting a portion of the dorsal fin. This restoration is a result of the rock shattering along the point of breakage. There are multiple repaired cracks through the rock.

Comes with a metal display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Paralepidotus ornatus
LOCATION
Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
FORMATION
Seefeld Formation
SIZE
14.7" long fish on 19 x 14" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#165782
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