Rare Jurassic Fossil Fish Macroaethes

Macroaethes talbrgarensis

Order Pholidopleuroformes, Family Pholidopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Jurassic, Upper Lias

Size: Fish fossil is 37 mm tip of nose to tip of tail along backbone; Matrix: 55 mm x 35 mm

Fossil Site: Woodard, Talbragar Fish Beds, New South Wales, Australia

Fossil Code: TGF02

Price: $60.00


Rare Jurassic Fossil Fish MacroaethesDescription: This fossil is named after the most famous mass kill site in Australia, the Talbragar Fish Beds. Like the much younger Green River Formation deposits, large numbers of specimens that evidently died contemporaneously have been found. The ironstone has preserved all the details of the structure of the fish with remarkable fidelity.

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