8.2" Prionolepis (Viper Fish) - Two Fish In Stomach!

 
This is a really cool specimen of Prionolepis from the Upper Cretaceous Lebonese lagerstätten near Hjoula. It's a beautifully preserved, large specimen at 8.2" long, but what makes it so interesting is there are two other fish clearly preserved in it's stomach. It died with a fully belly.

The 8.2" long fish has a natural, brightly colored preservation which contrasts well against the creme colored limestone. The rock has been backed with epoxy for added stability. Comes with a display stand.

The Upper Cretaceous, Lebonese lagerstätten yields some of the most exquisitely preserved fossil fish in the world. Over 80 genre are currently described, with many more still awaiting description. These beautiful fossils have been quarried near Byblos, Lebanon for well over a century and include sharks, rays, shrimp, ray-finned fishes and more.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Prionolepis cataphractus
LOCATION
Hjoula, Byblos, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
8.2" long on 9.7x4.3" matrix
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#37218
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