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Small fish fossils from Swiss Alps


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My father received this as a gift from his friend that went to hike the Swiss Alps. 
 

Do you possibly know what fish this is?

 

From which time period is this possibly?

 

Thank you!

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These actually look more like Gosiutichthys parvus from the Eocene Green River Formation in the USA.

Most of the fossil fish found in the Alps are found in greyish to black shales, as far as I know.  :unsure:

 

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I don't think the fish are from Switzerland - to me they look like Gosiutichtys from the Eocene Green River Formation in Wyoming

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