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Seguidora-de-Isis posted a topic in Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil FabricationsGood morning to everyone from my favorite forum! Now that the fish fossil Rhacolepis buccalis has become famous all over the world: http://cnpem.br/fossilised-hearts-found-in-prehistoric-fish/ At our favorite auction site, there are several ads for fish fossil that are listed as being of the specie Rhacolepis buccalis: It is possible to notice that the eyes were roughly pierced by human hands, and thus falsely simulate an ocular cavity: Nevertheless, we also have here a real Show of fins violently painted by human hands: Proudly, the seller places on the ad that: This is a new find from Mozambique! But I would like to clarify here that fish Rhacolepis buccalis, only occurs in Santana Formation of Brazil, never this fish species has ever been discovered in Mozambique or anywhere else in the world! Besides, the fish specie Rhacolepis buccalis is completely different! Look at the real fish Rhacolepis buccalis: Even the type of rock matrix is completely different! I've tried to contact the seller, but he ignores me. I've tried 5 times to report it but the site also ignores me. So here is registered all my indignation so that you do not be deceived when trying to buy for your collection a "shark" that in fact is a "sardine"!
A few months back a Rhacolepis buccalis from the Santana formation in Brazil was mislabeled on eBay. A fellow member posted the topic here. The seller thought it was a shrimp. Haha! I thought it was a perfect buy, not only to practice my prep skills, but to have a beautiful 3D fish in my collection. This is how I received it. Ventral side up. After a bit of prep. (This was the hardest matrix I have ever prepped. It did not come off easy. But, because of it being so hard, the preservation was amazing! I highly recommend anyone to get one of these fish for their collection.) Then I ran into this. I thought "oh sweet! My fish had been bit in half". That's one heck of a predation mark! Then I removed bulk matrix using a bench grinder. Then I made a line that would be pleasing to the eye to transform this fish fossil into an art piece. But when I started to prep out more, boom out pops the dorsal side of the fish. What the.....?! So now I don't know where this fish is going to go. The prep was even slower now. Haha, yay.... Continued........
ZiggieCie posted a topic in Fossil IDAn unknown Fish, from the place where everything is hidden (the basement) OK, it's my turn for help trying to get an ID of some sort, as to what kind of Fish this is. I bought this guy 15 years ago at a garage sale, I know that it is a Fish in a split concretion and that is it. I have no idea where it came from, or anything else. I was cleaning out the basement yesterday to make room, to bring my fossils in for the winter, to make room in the garage for the car, and came across a lost box that has some of my gemstones from NC, and this lost fish. So now I hope some of our fish experts may have a clue as to what he is and where it may of come from. Thank you in advance, Ziggie Continued: Ps. These photos are reduced in photoshop elements to a size of 2148 X 1636, this gives photos of almost 1 meg each. When you click on the photo, it opens in a new screen and then if you click on the picture again it enlarges to almost full screen. If you do not have PS, any free photo program will be able to reduce photos to this size in the custom option for exporting photo as a new image.