Armigatus brevissimus Fish Fossil
Cenomanian of Hakel, Lebanon
Upper Cretaceous Period (100.5-66 Million Years Ago)
Armigatus is an extinct genus of clupeomorph fishes belonging to the order Ellimmichthyiformes. These fishes lived in the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian / Turonian, about 95-90 million years ago); their fossil remains have been found in the Middle East and North Africa. Armigatus has an osteoglossid-like tooth patch, a large foramen in the anterior ceratohyal and a series of subtriangular dorsal scutes, giving rise to their scientific name. The Latin genus name armigatus, means bearer of armor. Brevissimus signifies "shortest, smallest".