Large 6.45" Nematonotus Fossil Fish - Lebanon

This is a very large, 6.45" long Nematonotus longispinus from the Upper Cretaceous deposits of Lebanon. It has a very elongated first ray of it's pectoral fin which separates this species of Nematonotus from others found in the same deposits. Beautiful preservation on this fossil fish which displays well against the light colored matrix and at almost 6 1/2" long it's very large for the type. The matrix has been stabilized with epoxy on the backside.

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
Nematonotus longispinus
LOCATION
Hjoula, Byblos, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
6.45" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36945
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