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Hi,

 

This Coccostius cuspidata is of interest. 

Not too expensive. 

Thoughts.?

@Fossildude19

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Fossildude19

I personally try to collect more complete specimens.

Without seeing the entire plate, I would hesitate to give an opinion on this one. 

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Yoda

Doing this from from my iPad 

 

So not too sure how to copy 

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Fossildude19

Sorry - can't help with that - I'm a Windows guy. :shrug:

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oilshale

Are you sure this is a coccosteus?
That looks more like scales.

 

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JohnBrewer

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JohnBrewer

Seller says something like 

 

Coccosteus cuspidatus head shield

Sandwick Beds, Caithness, Scotland.   From an old collection.

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Fossildude19

@oilshale

 

Thomas, 

Do you think this is more likely to be a Cheirolepis, due to the small scale size? 

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oilshale
17 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

@oilshale

 

Thomas, 

Do you think this is more likely to be a Cheirolepis, due to the small scale size? 

 

 Was also my first thought. I don't think that's a head shield.

Fossil Fish of Caithness.pdf

 

"Cheirolepis
This fish is rare and grew to
30cm long. It is covered in tiny
scales less than a millimetre in
size. The sharp teeth indicate that it was a predator."

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The Amateur Paleontologist
1 hour ago, oilshale said:

 

 

That's a wonderful specimen!

-Christian

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Kane
3 hours ago, Yoda said:

Doing this from from my iPad 

 

So not too sure how to copy 

Tap and hold the image for a few seconds. It should prompt if you want to copy it to iPhoto. Another way is to simultaneously press the home and the on/off button on the upper right edge, which will take a screenshot. As the screenshot may include extraneous stuff, go into iPhoto, select "edit", and you can crop the image there. 

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Yoda

I think on balance I am going to leave it

 

Thanks for the input 

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