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Knightia Alta

Knightia Alta Fish 265mm

£162.00 GBP

Knightia Alta fossil fish displaying fine and delicate detail and exhibiting subtle palette of colours to the fossil layer plate creating an interesting contrasting fossil picture from the Agoult Assemblage of Morocco, North Africa.

The attractive limestone matrix (fossil limestone bedrock), hosts the rare inclusion. Our close up illustrations above show the fishes anatomy, its skeleton finely exposed. The Cenomanian deposits are roughly contemporaneous with the fossil beds of Jebel Tselfat, Lebanon. This particular find from the region of Taouz, Western Desert, Southern Morocco, North Africa links the two fossil layers in both areas of the world adding to palaeontological knowledge of the range of the Cretaceous and Eocene fishes, their development and habitat.

For further reading references see Yovanovitchi Arambourg 1954. The prehistoric fossil fish is of the pycnodont family, a type of Aipichthyoides, bony fish, another genus of this region was described by Arthur Smith Woodward, Natural History Museum, London circa 1895, as Diplomystus Birdi. For recent research on this region and the fossil fishes and fauna search 'Alison Murray palaeontologist', the department of biological sciences, Alberta, extensively researching the links between North Africa and the Middle East fauna, including that of freshwater fishes, Parachanna Fayumensis, Anchichanna Kuldanensis, commonly snakehead fish.

Genus: Knightia Alta.
Age: Cretaceous 135,000,000 - 65,000,000 years.
Origin: Silex layer, Taouz, Western Sahara Desert, Morocco, N. Africa.

Knightia measurements.
Height: 26.5 cm
Width: 12.0 cm
Thickness: 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.828 Kg

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