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Found 29 results

  1. Show Us Your Favorite Fishy!

    Well, we've had Brachiopods and Trilobites, so I figured let's give fish a try! I am going to start this off with my Enchodus marchesettii from the Hakel Quarry of Lebanon. Not only is this fossil 100% complete with the only restoration done was repairing the matrix itself, but I received this from one of my good friends on none other than my birthday! This is my favorite fossil in my ENTIRE collection! More will come from the Greenriver side of my collection, I just gotta get my camera fixed
  2. Crustaceans are a large, diverse group of anthropods which includes the crabs, prawns, lobsters, barnacles and other shelled animals. Perhaps owing to their hard shells and marine lifestyles, crustaceans have a rich and extensive fossil record, extending up to the Cambrian, though they do not appear in abundance until the Carboniferous. They make for attractive and familiar fossils, and are one of my favorite groups to collect. Allow me to present my humble collection. Eryon cuvieri 155 million years old | late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestones; "Plattenkalk” Malm Zeta 2, Eichstatt, Germany Galene bispinosa 5 - 1 million years old | Pliocene to Pleistocene Sangiran, Central Java Carpopenaeus longistrosis 95.5 - 93 million years old | late Cretaceous Haquel, Lebanon Weichangiops rotundus (Triops) 145 - 125 million years old | early Cretaceous Dabeigou Fm; Hebei province, China
  3. Whole Cretalamna fossil?

    I am currently researching Cretalamna for a written article. When searching for images, I came across this peculiar one that I find interesting. No information on this image seems to exist, whoever submitted this photo did not add any sort of description, other than the shark was identified as "Cretolamna sp." However, I feel too curious to not scrutinize this photo. In my attempt to scrutinize the details of this photo, I've concluded a few things. Firstly, it is likely that the fossil came from Lebanon, possibly Cenomanian lagerstattes in Hgula or similar localities, based on the color of the rock and the presence of a possible Diplomystus birdi and generic crustaceans (which are commonly found in the areas. I don't have much of a clue for the fish directly above the shark). Second, it would be difficult to make a solid conclusion as it appears that no teeth are present in the shark fossil (and Cretalamna diagnostics are almost entirely reliant on teeth). Third, some of the parts of the shark fossil, especially the tail portion (marked by a line directly behind the second dorsal fin) may have been artificially reconstructed during prepping. I'm super curious as to what an expert in this forum would say about this fossil.
  4. Baby Enchodus marchesettii?

    Greetings! I have in my collection what I believe to be a baby Enchodus marchesettii from Lebanon. The fish is about an inch long and bears a close resplendence to my adult Enchodus. I was wondering if anyone else here has a confirmed baby Enchodus and could send some pictures so I could compare! I'll hopefully get around to posting a picture of it soon!
  5. RNC 0900 (a) (Ichthyotringa damoni).jpg

    From the album Lebanese Fossils

  6. RNC 0200 (a) (Shark Tooth).jpg

    From the album Lebanese Fossils

  7. From the album Lebanese Fossils

  8. Fuchs_et_al_2015_PZ.pdf @TqB @belemniten @PFOOLEY @DPS Ammonite and perhaps a host of others? The list of authors read like a who's who of "paleomalacology" /RECOMMENDED!!!!!! ___________________________________________________________________________ A nearly complete respiratory, circulatory, and excretory system preserved in small Late Cretaceous octopods (Cephalopoda) from Lebanon Dirk Fuchs • Philipp R. Wilby • Sigurd von Boletzky • Pierre Abi-Saad • Helmut Keupp • Yasuhiro Iba Palaontol Z. DOI 10.1007/s12542-015-0256-6 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
  9. I saw this lebanon fish fossil (maybe Aipichtys sp?) On website, and i planning to buy this but i'm worried its head has made by man. its head looks little weired and unnatural. I never saw fish heads looks like this. Anyone knows about its right id or why it is fake?(or why it is natural one) Thanks. Sorry for bad quality pictures...
  10. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-12-20-newborn-insects-trapped-amber-show-first-fossil-evidence-how-crack-egg#
  11. I was just going through a box of fossils that been sittin here in my office for awhile now. Besides lots of other cool stuff I ran into this little beauty. Diplomystus poweri from Hajoula lebanon and Cretaceous in age. I bought this about 20 years ago. I think its real? I only have my readers on at the moment and parts of the head look a bit fishy? No pun intended. RB
  12. I was thinkin af buying some fish from lebanon and all I could find on the internet were fish already prepped and all in America or the UK. How does one find fossil fish of Lebanon from he source? RB
  13. Lebanon Slipper Lobster

    A fossil of a slipper lobster covered in dendrites associated with a shrimp and a fish (Gaudryella gaudryi). One can see that it is a slipper lobster due to the flattened antennas (antennules) found above the carapace. For this reason, slipper lobster are actually more related to the spiny lobsters and furry lobsters, with all three being in the infraorder Achelata. This specimen looks most similar to the recently described species of slipper lobster called Paracancrinos libanensis (Haug) due to its rectangular shape, however I am not sure if it should be labeled as such due to it being much less stocky than P. libanensis and it appearing narrower and longer. The carapace also seems longer in proportion to the abdomen than as described to be in P. libanensis. The antennules (the flattened claw like element) are petaloid in this specimen just like in P. libanensis, however this specimen has much rounder and shorter antennules than P. libanensis. This specimen does not appear to be the seemingly only other described slipper lobsters that I know of in Cretaceous Lebanon, Charbelicaris maronites (Haug), Palibacus praecursor (Dames 1886) and Acanthophoenicides peterpani (Denis) as those three are much more stockier and rounder in appearance, those three species seem to seemingly be more superficially be similiar to modern day slipper lobster. This specimen may just be a variation of P. libanensis, I'd be glad to hear your opinion on the matter. Citations Dames, W. (1886): Über einige Crustaceen aus den Kreideablagerungen des Libanon. - Z. dt. geol. Ges. 38: 551-575, Taf. 13-15; Berlin. Denis Audo, Sylvain Charbonnier; New Nisto of Slipper Lobster (Decapoda: Scyllaridae) from the Hadjoula Lagerstätte (Late Cretaceous, Lebanon), Journal of Crustacean Biology, Volume 32, Issue 4, 1 July 2012, Pages 583–590, https://doi.org/10.1163/193724012X634189 Haug, J.T., et al., The evolution of a key character, or how to evolve a slipper lobster, Arthropod Structure & Development (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2015.08.003
  14. Lebanon Shrimp or Lobster?

    This was labeled to be a Carpopenaeus sp. shrimp from Lebanon. I had a sneaking suspicion that it may not actually be a shrimp, but perhaps a lobster because of what appears to be claws so I purchased it. I was looking for second opinions on this fossil and will try to update with a closer look when it comes in (shipping is overseas and will take a while though).
  15. Hakel Fish Info?

    Does anyone have a good resource about Lebanese fish fossils from Hakel? I have some I would like to learn more about. Looking for images and citations to beef up my catalog info on them. Thanks in advance all!
  16. Is it the same Lebanon fish?

    Hello, could you tell me if the two fish, I suppose Lebanon needle fish are the same species and the exactly name of them? In lenght are about 15 cm (first picture) and 8 cm (second picture) Many thanks in advance...
  17. Lit.: FRANCISCO JOSÉ POYATO-ARIZA and SYLVIE WENZ ( 2005 ) AKROMYSTAX TILMACHITON GEN. ET SP. NOV., A NEW PYCNODONTID FISH FROM THE LEBANESE LATE CRETACEOUS OF HAQEL AND EN NAMMOURA. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(1):27–45.
  18. Fish Check

    Is this purchase correctly identified ? I sort of hope not.
  19. Spyroceras sp. (Hyatt 1884)

    From the album Nautiloidea

    4cm. long. A gift from Jeffrey P. Windom Member, Moscow Formation, Givet, Middle Devon. From the Deep Springs Rd. quarry, Lebanon, NY.
  20. Grammysoidea arcuata (Hall)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    3cm. A gift from Jeffrey P. Windom Member, Moscow Formation, Givet, Middle Devon. From the Deep Springs Rd. quarry, Lebanon, NY.
  21. Grammysia bisulcata (Conrad)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    4cm. long. A gift from Jeffrey P. Windom Member, Moscow Formation, Givet, Middle Devon. From the Deep Springs Rd. quarry, Lebanon, NY.
  22. Hallotheca aclis (Hall 1876)

    From the album Other Fauna

    15mm. long. A gift from Jeffrey P. Upper Ludlowville Formation, Hamilton Group, Givet, Middle Devon. From the Geer Rd. quarry, Lebanon, NY.
  23. Hi all, a friend recently offered an interesting fossil to me - an octopus from Lebanon. Now, as some of you might know - Lebanon does have octopus fossils, though they are very rare. This fella here doesn't look outright fake at first glance, but I don't know if he's real either. I don't know many Lebanese experts, but when I showed it to two, here's what I was told. Expert A - It's real, but the tentacles are painted Expert B - It's just a squid painted to look like an octopus Now, painted tentacles is annoying, but at least it would be a real octopus. But a squid painted to look like one is a big no-no. What are your thoughts on this guy?
  24. Hi all, I just acquired several Lebanese fossils that are very chalky. The fossils themselves are even slightly covered in a fine white dust. They also feel as though they could easily be damaged. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning of Lebanese fossils? Can I rinse them lightly with water? Should I also use a sealant on them? Thank you.
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