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Frank Menser

Ok...We all know there are a ton of shark lovers out there. However, there are other fish in the sea and I'd really love to see what y'all have. So anything from Agnathians to rayfins..etc Lets see em!

I will start with a few of my favorites...post-1313-12522388063269_thumb.jpgpost-1313-1252238946067_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522390551543_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522391116001_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522391634068_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522392115892_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522392540193_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522393062686_thumb.jpgpost-1313-12522393913931_thumb.jpg

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Frank Menser

One of the hardest for me to find is this Aganath, post-1313-12522436961979_thumb.jpgAmericaspis which is about as primitive a fish as it gets.

Rhacolepis buccalis...post-1313-12522437836519_thumb.jpg

...and Vinctifer comptoni...post-1313-12522438161827_thumb.jpg

Both fish are from the Santana Formation of Brazil and the two most frequently mis-ided fish I see offered for sale.

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Terry Dactyll

Frank.....Very nice collection!!!..... There are some top quality specimens, carefully selected I see....

Which of those have you found yourself?.....

Ive only found a couple..... 2 palaeoniscus from the Permian marl slate.. County Durham Uk.... (there a bit splashed with cakemix thanks to my kids) and an Upper carb westphalian A fish in a siderite nodule....

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Frank Menser

Frank.....Very nice collection!!!..... There are some top quality specimens, carefully selected I see....

Which of those have you found yourself?.....

Ive only found a couple..... 2 palaeoniscus from the Permian marl slate.. County Durham Uk.... (there a bit splashed with cakemix thanks to my kids) and an Upper carb westphalian A fish in a siderite nodule....

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I have to say..to be where you can find your own is just...wow. I especially love the fish in the siderite nodule. Do you have a species on that?

Sorry to say, I have never been in a position Geographically to field collect anything like the ones pictured (by you or me).

My best personal fish so far are Enchodus parts and this Barracuda..

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Terry Dactyll

Frank.... Id..I think.... palaeoniscid... of some description, your probably better read to have a guess at it than me.... they wernt common, there were 3 examples found in 8 years of collecting at that site... the other two were less complete....

Very nice Jaw section....

Ive Resized it... it was too big...

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Frank Menser

Been trying to get my hands on a copy of Dineley and Metcalf's book (harder to find than the fish). Far from an expert here but the tail reminds me of Osteolepis.

Here in my part of NC we don't have shales or good nodules so what we do find are bones and teeth.

Enchodus

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Ron E.

Since you asked...

I have no idea what this guy is or where he/she/it came from. I know that I picked this fossil up for a song at a flea market at least ten years ago.

Any identification, fish-heads? :D

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Frank Menser

From the look of it I would say likely a Knightia, Green River form, WY.

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fig rocks

Here's one of my new fishes! :wub::P

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Paramblyperus Gelberti from the Lower Permian in Germany. Freshwater lake fish from an old collection (Quarry closed)

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fig rocks

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Paramblyperus Gelberti from the Lower Permian in Germany. :)

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fig rocks

Here's a repost of my birthday fishes! :wub:

post-1761-12522605355922_thumb.jpg Order: Perciformes: Family: Percidae; Mioplosus labracoides from Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming. They're about 6" long.

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Ron E.

From the look of it I would say likely a Knightia, Green River form, WY.

Thanks, Frank. Gonna write that ion the back side!

Not bad for five bucks, huh?

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fig rocks

Here's some more Green River beauties! :wub:

post-1761-1252261244483_thumb.jpgKnightia alta, Order: Clupeifomes, Family: Clupeidae, Eocene era, from Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA Size 4", 5 1/2", 5"

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post-1761-12522641520952_thumb.jpgKnightia alta, Order: Clupeifomes, Family: Clupeidae, Eocene era, from Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA

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Frank Menser

Nice gelberti Fig, I love the fish that come out of Germany and the British isles. Here is a Paleonissci that might have swam with your fish (an unusual dorsal preservation).

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Ramo

Here are some of my best.

1. Special thanks to members on here who advised me to go back and pick this fish plate up after photographing it an leaving it behind.

2. My wife's find, and my attempt at a reconstruction. (Honestly I did not want the reconstructed parts to exactly match the original bone, so people could see what was original.

3. My sword fish collection

4. A bunch of verts, a tail, and some skull parts found together and put together instead of just leaving in a jumble.

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PaleoPutz

Nice photos everyone... I might post a few of mine later if that's ok. I don't have any photos saved yet.

Frank, I really like the fish from Scotland. I'm half scottish so that was cool to see. If you ever want to part with it send me a pm.

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PaleoPutz

Ok, here are a couple of mine...

This first one is a complete mystery. The person I acquired it from didn't know where it was collected from, how old it is, or its name. If you all have any ideas as to an ID I would love to know. I feel bad for this poor fish because the prep job is terrible. The matrix is really heavy and dense. It almost looks like they started and stopped and then decided just to polish it smooth. I would love to work on it a bit more, but I wouldn't know where to begin with matrix like this. I think I paid something like 10 bucks for it. I thought it was a good deal considering it is quite large.

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The second is a split pair from California I believe. Nothing exotic but I really like split pairs.

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And finally, a couple mortality plates. I don't remember the name of the fish on the left off the top of my head. The plate on the right is knightia. Plates like these, even of common fish, are amongst my favorites as well (I seem to have a lot of favorites).

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I also recently added the big Nematonotus plate at the bottom of the page I'm linking you to. I couldn't resist the interesting kissing articulation. These are the type of fossils my wife likes too so that helps.

http://devoniandepot.com/store/Leb/nematonotus.htm

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alopias

here are my best fish from France

Dapalis macrurus Oligocene 7 inch ...and more

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fam: Serranidae

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Ron E.

here are my best fish from France

Dapalis macrurus Oligocene 7 inch ...and more

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fam: Serranidae

Absolutely stunning. Museum quality.

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Nicholas

You guys have some wonderful fish specimens, I've never found one yet although I bought a cheap one for reference at a local rock shop.

Unfortunately I don't seem to have the photos on hand so I'll post them later. Although they aren't by any means comparable to the above.

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crinus

Here are some of the fishes I have.

We start off with some primitive fish. The first two are only plates and are from the Widder Formation of Arkona, Ontario.

Protitanichthys sp.

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These are from Quebec.

Bothriolepis canadensis

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This is a Pliestocene fish from Ottawa, Ontario.

Mallotus villosus

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This one is from the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Caturus sp.

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These are from Mazon Creek. I pulled these off my web page so you may have seen them before.

1. Gilpichthys greenei

2. Rhabdoderma exiquum (with yolk sac attached)

3. Acanthodes marshi

4. Escontchthys apopyris

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Frank Menser

Love those Bothriolepis...

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JohnJ

<chanting...X-man, X-man, X-man!> Just hoping for a chance to see a Golden Drool Bucket Fish, again. Besides, I think if you lined up all the wonderful fish posted thus far, this Xiphactinus audax would be bigger...(nothing against the others; just making a size comparison). Please X-man????Please?

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Xiphactinus

<chanting...X-man, X-man, X-man!> Just hoping for a chance to see a Golden Drool Bucket Fish, again. Besides, I think if you lined up all the wonderful fish posted thus far, this Xiphactinus audax would be bigger...(nothing against the others; just making a size comparison). Please X-man????Please?

OK, OK....pix tonight when I get home. Besides, I have a new fish fossil I prepped yesterday. It's a reaaaally cool "pelvis" from a Kansas fish. Not huge (for Kansas at least). Probably a small Xiphactinus or medium Gillicus...8-9 footer.

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