Upper Devonian Lungfish Fossil Scaumenacia

Scaumenacia curta

Class Sarcopterygii, Subclass Dipnoi, Family Phaneropleuridae

Geological Time: Upper Devonian, Frasnian Stage (~370 million years ago)

Size: Fish fossil is 120 mm in length

Fossil Site: Escumiac Bay, Miguasha, Quebec, Canada

Scaumenacia curta Fish FossilDescription: This is a near complete example of the Upper Devonian lungfisah known as Scaumenacia. It had a crushing toothplate for feeding upon hard shelled Scaumenacia Fossil Artprey.. Since the site is now a park and World Heritage Site, only examples from old collections ever become available, as is the case here. Note the details such as the vertebral column, scales, and dramatic finnage. Few examples are ever offered; the low rice here reflects the fact that the specimen fragmented during collection, and had to be repaired.

Also see: Paleozoic Fish Fossils

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