4.7" Cretaceous Predatory Fish (Eurypholis) - Fish In Stomach!

 
 
This is a 4.7" long example of the uncommon predatory fish, Eurypholis sp. that preserved in association with 3 shrimp of the genus Carpopenaeus sp. (including an additional partial shrimp). This fish was quarried from the famous Upper Cretaceous aged, marine lagerstätte near Hjoula, Lebanon. The teeth preservation of this fish is excellent there is a fish within the stomach of the Eurypholis fish.

Comes with an acrylic 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 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
FOR SALE
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Eurypholis sp. (Fish) & Carpopenaeus sp. (Shrimp)
LOCATION
Hjoula, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
4.7" long on 9.7 x 7.2" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#173369
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