Diplomystus birdii – Cretaceous – Lebanon

Diplomystus birdii
Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (95 mya)
Hajoula, Lebanon

 

 

 

EONS: L69 EXQUISITELY CONSERVED DIPLOMYSTUS — LEBANON

Item number: 360104284065

Winning bid: US $61.01 

Ended: Nov-10-08 19:21:50 PST

Winning bidder: p***o

Seller: lowellcarhart

 

EONS: L69 EXQUISITELY CONSERVED DIPLOMYSTUS FROM LEBANON

DESCRIPTION: Diplomystus (Cope, 1877) is an extinct genus of non-clupeoid clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern day extant herrings, alewifes, and sardines. There are four species of Diplomystus: Diplomystus dentatus (Cope, 1877), Diplomystus birdii, Diplomystus dubetreiti, and Diplomystus shengliensis (Chang 1983). Diplomystus dentatus (Cope, 1877) is well known from lower Eocene deposits of the Green River Formation in Wyoming. Specimens range from larval size to 65 cm and are commonly found in close association with the extinct herring Knightia sp. (source: Wikipedia)

This particular specimen is extremely desirable because virtually every single bones is preserved and visible. No restoration, no repairs, and no tint added. Repeat: no tint added.

FAMILY: Diplomystus
GENUS: birdii
AGE: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (95 mya)
FOUND: Hajoula, Lebanon
MATRIX: 4.75 inches x 3.5 inches
SPECIMEN: 3.5 inches
WEIGHT: 13.7 ounces / 1.5 pound shipping

 

 

 

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