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    TROPICAL FOSSIL FISH
    Aipichthys velifer
    Cretaceous- Senonian stage
    Byblos, Haqil, Lebanon

    The Cretaceous waters of the Middle East were warm and rich in marine life. Many exotic types of tropical-looking fish thrived in these waters, but eventually went extinct without leaving descendents. The present specimen is of a fish that was possibly similar to an angel fish. The preservation on the fossil is distinctive; great bone details are well preserved and contrast perfectly on the light tan limestone. The fish measures 1½ x 2 ¼ inches on the matrix measuring 2 ¼ x 3 ½ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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