4.4" Fossil Fish & Four Shrimp (Pos/Neg) - Lebanon

This is a beautifully preserved, 4.4" Sedenhorstia dayi associated with four fossil shrimp from the Upper Cretaceous marine deposits near Hjoula, Lebanon. They are naturally associated on a 9x7.5" slab of limestone. Both the positive and negative sides of the rock are included along with a pair of display stand.s

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 including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of one of the quarries at Hjoula, Lebanon
Sedenhorstia dayi & Carpopenaeus callirostris
Hjoula, Byblos, Lebanon
Sannine Formation
Fish 4.4", Limestone 9x7.5"
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