Description

    FOSSIL ANGELFISH FROM LEBANON
    Triplomystus noorae & Carpopenaeus callirostris
    Middle Cretaceous
    Haqil, Byblos, Lebanon

    This unique looking specimen is a fossil Angelfish and a newly described fossil from the rich beds of Lebanon. In addition to this rather odd-looking, inflated fossil fish, an evalaution of the rock also discloses a fossil shrimp near one edge and a partial fish fossil near the other. The combination of fossil fish and fossil shrimp definitely adds to the charm of this already quite interesting tableau. The fossil fish here is very fine, and, as with most Lebanese fossils, there is virutally no repair or restoration. Set on a metal matte and placed in a black frame, this piece is ready for hanging on the wall.
    Measurements: Frame - 13 x 13 inches (33.02 x 33.02 cm). Rock - 7 x 4 inches (17.78 x 10.16 cm). Fish - 2.75 inches (6.99 cm) long.


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    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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