8.8" Cretaceous Prionolepis (Viper Fish) - Lebanon

 
This is a beautiful, 8.8" long specimen of Prionolepis cataphractus, more commonly known as a viper fish. It comes the Upper Cretaceous Lebonese lagerstätten near Hjoula. It has brilliantly colored preservation that contrasts nicely against the yellow/tan limestone. The back of the rock has been stabalized with epoxy.

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
8.8" long on 9.8x4" matrix
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36943
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