6.55" Cretaceous Fossil Fish (Halec) - Lebanon

This is a 6.55" long example of the rare fish Halec sp. from the Upper Cretaceous Lebonese lagerstätten. It shows nice detail and is centered on a rectangularly cut slab of beige limestone which is about 1" thick. Two smaller fish of lesser preservation quality are observable on the bottom left corner of the limestone.

Comes with an acrylic and metal display stand.

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
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Halec sp.
LOCATION
Hakel, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
6.55" long on 14.6 x 7.7" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#200691
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