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Trilobiting

I recently bought this fossilized fish online. I was wondering if anyone could identify the species and perhaps pinpoint the locality/formation.

 

Thanks,

Seann

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indominus rex

Could you get better pictures/closeups? To me looks like Lepidoptera but @Fossildude19 can give you a better answer.

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Tidgy's Dad
4 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

Could you get better pictures/closeups? To me looks like Lepidoptera but @Fossildude19 can give you a better answer.

Lepidotes, do you mean ? 

Lepidoptera is the order to which butterflies and moths belong.;)

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indominus rex
3 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Lepidotes, do you mean ? 

Lepidoptera is the order to which butterflies and moths belong.;)

Whoops sorry:D I swear i meant to say Lepidotes.

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Tidgy's Dad
13 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

Whoops sorry:D I swear i meant to say Lepidotes.

I do believe you. 

I think you'd know both.:)

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Trilobiting
40 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

Could you get better pictures/closeups? To me looks like Lepidoptera but @Fossildude19 can give you a better answer.

Here’s another picture the seller provided. I’ll try sharpening the other pictures to enhance the detail.

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oilshale

 

 

This could be a fish from China, either from Xingyi (Guizhou province) or from Luoping (Yunnan province). Asialepidotus shigyiensis, Guizhouella analilepida or Sinoeugnathus kueichowensis can be considered.

 

Guizhouella analilepida:

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Asialepidotus shigyiensis:

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Trilobiting

Sharpened photo

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Trilobiting

I received the fossil in the mail today. I was sad and disappointed to find that it had broken into pieces during shipping :( (this was USPS). How would I fix this? 

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Aurelius

Looks like it had split already, and was simply glued back together.  In fact, it looks like quite a lot was done to it. 

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Fossildude19

I would complain to the seller, as they obviously didn't pack it well enough.  :( 

Then ask for some kind of recompense for it.  Some money back, perhaps. 

You could either send it back and ask for all of your money back, or keep it and ask for something to make up for having to repair it. 

 

If you keep it, I have had good luck with the gel type of superglue, or any gel version of cyanoacrylate. 

Make sure both sides get some, and not too much. Any excess should be removable with acetone. 

Hope this helps. 

 

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Aurelius

Personally, since it was already in bits and had been glued when you bought it, I'd be tempted to repair it. But perhaps you could get a partial refund for your trouble.

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Tidgy's Dad
19 hours ago, Trilobiting said:

I received the fossil in the mail today. I was sad and disappointed to find that it had broken into pieces during shipping :( (this was USPS). How would I fix this? 

:(

As has been said, it seems to have mostly broken along some of the several cracks where it had been glued already. Gluing it back again should hopefully not be too difficult.

Still a horrid thing to have happened, inadequate packing and careless mailmen can equal disaster, it's happened to me too. :(

Good luck, whatever you decide to do. 

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