Telepholis Cretaceous Flying Fish Fossil

Telepholis tenuis

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 51 mm across pectoral fins, 87 mm in length on a 117 mm by 91 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatt, Hajoula, Lebanon

Code: L481

Price: Sold

Telepholis Cretaceous Flying Fish FossilDescription: An unusual, rare example of a flying fish, as demonstrated by its dramatically-elongated pectoral fins, this one is far more rarely seen than Exocoetoides, another member of the Family Chirothricidae. The fish is shown from the dorsal position, well-positioned in its block of sublithographic limestone. The repaired crack does little to detract from this unusual specimen. Notice that even the overall outline of the fish has been preserved within this fine example, affording a good idea of this rarely-seen taxon.

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