Three Cretaceous Fossil Fish with Pos/Neg - Lebanon

This is an association of three, Cretaceous fossil fish, two Scombroclupea and an Armitagus. They were quarried from the famous marine lagerstätte near Hakel, Lebanon. All three fish exhibit excellent preservation and the limestone split perfectly to highlight this intriguing mirror-image. The layering of these fish offer many interesting possibilities about how this specimen came to be. Positive/Negative specimens of this quality are few and far between and should not be overlooked.

Comes with an acrylic display stand for both halves of the split.

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 1800s 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 has 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 genera found nowhere else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon
A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon

Scombroclupea sp. & Armigatus sp.
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
Sannine Formation
Largest Fish: 3.8" long, Rock: 6 x 4.5"
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