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Cretaceous Brazil fish id

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jikohr

Hi Everyone!

 

I need help identifying a fish concretion from the Cretaceous of Brazil. I think it's a species of Rhacolepis but I don't know for certain. The thing is, I was given this by an elderly friend of my dad's over 10 years ago after this fellow heard I like fossils. He told me he got this at a flea market several decades ago and that it was from the Brazilian Cretaceous but he didn't remember what species it was. Then he moved away and passed a couple months later. Definitely one of the stranger ways I've acquired a specimen, but it's the best fish I have (it came with both halves and is pretty three dimensional) and I'd love to know what exactly it is. Hopefully the pictures are decent.

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fish body.jpg

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jikohr

Also here are close ups of the head and tail, the close up above is the scales.

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fish tail.jpg

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Fossildude19

I would agree that this is a Rhacolepis buccalis, from the Early Cretaceous Santana Formation of Brazil.

Nice specimen. 

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jikohr

Thanks fossildude19!

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abyssunder

I think, Tim has a good ID. :)

 

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