Rare Triplomystus Cretaceous Fish Fossil

Triplomystus sp

Class Actinopterygii, Order Ellemmichthyformes, Family Paraclupeidae

Geological Time: Late Cretaceous

Size: Fish fossil is 62 mm

Fossil Site: Ramlia Taouz, Morocco

Triplomystus Fish FossilDescription: This fish is found in sublithographic limestone similar to that seen in Lebanese Lagerstatte (where the genus Triplomystus is also found. Fish from this Moroccan have become available only in recent years, and many may be new to science. The fish is known as Triplomystus, a member of the Paraclupeidae family that were described from Lebanon.

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