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Hello everyone! As you can see, I'm new to TFF and this will be my first substantive post, so if you have time I would appreciate any help in understanding what this fossil actually is so I can learn more about it. I've tried to follow the guidelines for posting as closely as possible (with limited information regarding collection) but if I have made some mistakes I apologize up front. My wife purchased this fish fossil for me in either La Paz or Cochabamba Bolivia in 1996 at a market. She didn't get any further information regarding where it was collected or what it is. She also purchased another fossil that I'll post later. I do not believe this fossil was actually collected in Bolivia, as it looks like vinctifer comptoni, which I have read is fairly common in the Santana formation in Brazil. But, I am an admitted neophyte and that is simply a guess. What do the experts think this is? I would like to learn more about the fossil and the possible collection area and age, and having an actual identification would certainly help in that! Thanks for reading and I appreciate any information. Regards.
Found this lovely fossil at an estate sale and just couldn't pass it up. Measures 22" long by 4" at widest point. The tag that came with this fish fossil states it's a Vinctifer Comptoni (Agassiz) The tag also states: Fish fossil embedded in arenite with calcareous concretions of the Cretaceous Superior Period (Mesozoic Era) calculated about 90 million years old with Araripe Group Geological Occurrence. The fossil sample found in Araripe Hills in South of Ceara State; North of Brazil. From your opinion, does this sound correct? And is it a good find, still learning. Any input would be greatly appreciated.