Leptolepides Solnhofen Fish Fossils Mass Mortality

Leptolepides sprattiformis

Order Leptolepiformes, Family Leptolepididae

Geological Time: Jurassic

Size: Plate size 23.5 x 13 cm (9 ¼ x 8 ½ ”); Fish fossils average 55- 60 mm

Fossil Site: Solnhofen "Plattenkalk" limestone deposits, Eichstatt, Southern Germany

Fossil Code: PFF227

Price: Sold

Leptolepides Solnhofen Fish FossilsDescription: A most displayable multi-plate with 4 complete and 3 partial specimens. The plate will show much better than my photos illustrate. Leptolepides are common from Solnhofen, but like the Knightia mortality plates from the Green River Fm. of Wyoming, are very desirable. The genus already shows all the characteristics of the true bony fishes, and may represent the early stages of the developmental route towards herrings of the Clupeiformes, the Order to which Knightia belongs. The mass mortality renders this a most attractive piece.

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