size 23.5 x 13 cm (9 ¼ x 8 ½ ”); Fish fossils average
55- 60 mm
Solnhofen "Plattenkalk" limestone deposits, Eichstatt, Southern
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.