Lebanese Cretaceous Fossil Fish Diplomystus powrei

Diplomystus powrei

Geologic Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage

Size: mm (25.4mm=1 inch): 79 mm high, 115 mm in length on 142 mm by 127 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Hajoula, Lebanon

Diplomystus powreiDescription: A fine example of the Order Elllimmichthyformes, Family Ellimmichthydae, Diplomystus powrei was a precursor to Diplomystus dentatus, a well-known fish of the Eocene Green River deposits of Wyoming. This meant that this particular genus lasted for well over 45 million years. It became extinct during the Miocene.

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