Nematonotus Cretaceous Fossil Fish Assemblage

Remarkable Preservation

Nematonotus longispinus

Class Actinopterygii, Order Aulopiformes, Family Sardinoididae

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

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 65 - 68 mm long on a 170 mm by 150 mm matrix

Fossil Site Lebanese Lagerstätte, Hajoula, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L475

Price: $425.00

NematonotusDescription: This plate offers an opportunity to own an example of grouping of a fine predatory Nematonotus fish. As they mature, Nematonotus develop a dramatic flag-like dorsal fin extension, hence the generic name longispinus. The dorsals here on two of the specimens live up to that name, demonstrating this is an adult example. The genus became extinct during the Cretaceous. The detail in the caudal fin is remarkable; notice too the fine detail to the vertebral column.

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