Exceptionally-Preserved Saurichthys Fish Fossil

Saurichthys sp

Order Saurichthyformes, Superfamily Saurichthyidae

Geological Time: Triassic

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil is 230 mm long (tip of rostrum to tip of tail along backbone) Matrix: 145 mm by 195 mm

Fossil Site: Guanling Formation, Xingyi, Guizhou Province of China

Fossil Code: CF473

Price: Sold

Saurichthys Fish FossilDescription: The name Saurichthys means “lizard fish”. This was a relatively slender fish with a rostrum full of Saurichthyformessharp teeth with which it plied its predatory trade in the Triassic. Saurichthys was relatively cosmopolitan, found in deposits on all continents except Antarctica. Notice the detail in the articulated jaws and skull which includes some teeth. This is a very well-preserved example of the taxon.

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