5.45" Fossil Eurypholis With Nematonotus & Shrimp - Hjoula, Lebanon

This is a 15" wide slab of limestone that contains multiple fossil fish and shrimp that can be found on the front and back side of the rock. The "front" of the limestone contains a 5.45" long Eurypholis fish, a 4" long Nematonotus fossil fish, and five Carpopenaeus shrimp fossils. The back side of the rock contains a Gaudryella fish fossil, along with five well preserved shrimp fossils. This natural marine fossil association was quarried from the famous Upper Cretaceous age, marine lagerstätte near Hjoula, Lebanon.

The limestone is free from repair, restoration, and color enhancement to the fossils. Comes with an acrylic/metal display stand.

The discovery of amazingly preserved marine fossils near Hjoula, Lebanon dates back many centuries. In fact they were first mentioned in writing by Herodotus, over 450 years before the birth of Christ. The first scientific work on these localities began in the 1800's and these deposits have been meticulously quarried by several Lebanese families for over a century. We purchase our specimens directly from one of these families that have worked the quarries for generations.

These deposits represent a warm, shallow sea and have yielded over 70 types of fish as well as numerous other genre found no where else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of one of the quarries at Hjoula, Lebanon
A photo of one of the quarries at Hjoula, Lebanon
Eurypholis sp., Carpopenaeus sp. & Nematonotus sp. (Gaudryella sp. -opposite side-)
Hjoula, Lebanon
Sannine Formation
15 x 9.8" limestone
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