Orange 1.8" Armigatus Fossil Fish - Lebanon

This is a nicely preserved, 1.8 inch long Armigatus from the Upper Cretaceous deposits of Lebanon. The orange coloration on this specimen is gorgeous and it shows well against the light colored matrix. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Armigatus is the most common fossil fish from the deposits of Lebanon. It was a fairly small schooling fish, averaging about 2 inches in length. It was originally described as Clupea, then as a species of Diplomystus before it's current name of Armigatus.

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
Armigatus
LOCATION
Byblos, Lebanon
FORMATION
Sannine Formation
SIZE
1.8" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#11499
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