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Pycnodont Satyrichthys

Diplomystus Birdi Fish And Flora 2.2ft

£3,442.00 GBP

A highly important and rare discovery of a Moroccan Diplomystus birdi pycnodont fish and flora discovery measuring 2.2ft, this fossil plate from the Silex layers, Western Sahara Desert hosts a wonderful partial flora branch section as well as a wonderful little bony pycnodont fossil fish now finely exposed displaying the whole anatomy of the fish makes this a special specimen, not only for it's discovery and preservation, but for for its aesthetically attractive Cretaceous plate.

Further readings and references can be found by Yovanovitchi Arambourg 1954. The prehistoric fossil fish is of the pycnodont family is a type of Aipichthyoides, bony fish, described by Arthur Smith Woodward at the Natural History Museum in London, circa 1895 as a Diplomystus birdi - recent research by Palaeontologist Alison Murray at the department of biological sciences in Alberta shows their extensive research links between North Africa and the Middle East fauna beds which include freshwater fish, parachanna fayumensis and Anchichanna kuldanensis commonly known as the modern snakehead fish.

Genus: Diplomystus Birdi - Pycnodont Satyrichthys. Bony Fish.
Age: Mesozoic, Cenomanian, Cretaceous, 135,000,000 to 65,000,000 years.
Origin: Silex layer, K.Kem, Taouz, Western Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Plate measurements.
Width: 36.2 cm
Height: 56.5 cm
Depth: 2.5 cm

Including stand measurements.
Height: 66.5 cm
Width: 35.5 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm

Weight: 7.223 kg

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