Exocoetoides Cretaceous Flying Fish Fossil from Lebanon

Exocoetoides minor

Order Aulopiformes, Family Chirothricidae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (95 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil is 32 mm in length, 29 mm across on a 73 mm by 55 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatte, Haqel, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L434

Price: Sold

Exocoetoides minorFossil Description:An unusual, rare example of a flying fish, as demonstrated by the dramatically-elongated pectoral fins of the primary specimen. The genus name is derived from its resemblance to Exocoetes, a modern-day flying fish. It is well displayed on its Sublithographic limestone matrix, and is quite complete.

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