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Mochaccino

Hello,

 

Is this fish fossil real? Listed as Pteronisculus from Madagascar, length 12cm. Any apparent reconstruction or fabrication? And how complete is it? Looks like the tip of the head may be cut off.

 

Thanks.

 

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Fossildude19

Totally real. Nicely preserved.

Missing tip of the skull and part of the caudal fin.

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13 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Totally real. Nicely preserved.

Missing tip of the skull and part of the caudal fin.

Thanks! Unfortunate that it's not a complete specimen.

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17 minutes ago, Mochaccino said:

Thanks! Unfortunate that it's not a complete specimen.

These rarely are totally complete. This is a really nice one, from there.

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FossilDAWG

I agree, it's a very nice specimen.

 

Don

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Mochaccino

@Fossildude19 @FossilDAWGThanks for the input. What's there does look very nice...also not as fragmented as some other specimens. Very tempting!!

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Agree with the others above. Nice specimen. 
I have a few of these Madagascar fish nodules in my collection 

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yes, a rather nice specimen.  I even bid on it. 

 

RB

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Congrats!

The preservation is well above average. To get an even better Pteronisculus could be quite difficult. I have rarely seen fish from Madagascar that have a complete caudal fin.

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Mochaccino

Thanks for the input all. I actually didn't go for this since I'm saving my budget for other things (and the shipping cost was hefty), but congrats to @RJB if you got it!

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