7" Cretaceous Fossil Fish (Osmeroides) - Hakel, Lebanon

 
 
This is a 7" long fossil fish (Osmeroides sp.) quarried near Hakel, Lebanon. The detailed preservation on this specimen shows remarkable scales, fins, head, spine and tail.

There are multiple repaired cracks through the limestone, one of which runs across the middle of the fish. Comes with an acrylic 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 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 the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon
A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon

FOR SALE
$245
DETAILS
SPECIES
Osmeroides sp.
LOCATION
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
7" fish, 9.8 x 5.5" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#163091
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