6.3" Cretaceous Fish (Spaniodon) With Pos/Neg - Lebanon

This is an 6.3" long example of an uncommon Cretaceous fish, Spaniodon. This fish was quarried from the famous Upper Cretaceous age, marine lagerstätte near Hakel, Lebanon. Outstanding dark orange colored preservation which contrasts nicely with the creme colored colored limestone. Both the positive and negative splits of the fossil are included, neither of which has undergone any repair or restoration.

Comes with a pair of acrylic display stands.

The discovery of amazingly preserved marine fossils near Hakel, 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 1800s 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 has 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 genera found nowhere else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon
A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon

FOR SALE
$525
DETAILS
SPECIES
Spaniodon sp.
LOCATION
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
6.3" long on 9.8 x 5.1" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#200636
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