Exquisite Yixian Fossil Fish

Peipiaosteus sp

Class Chondrostei, Order Acipenseriformes

Geological Time: Late Jurassic/ Early Cretaceous

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch) 115 mm long (tip of nose to tip of tail along backbone). Matrix: 130 mm by 80 mm

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Beipiao, Liaoning Province of China

Code: CFF07

Price: $135.00

Peipiaosteus Fossil FishDescription: This fish is a member of the Acipenseriformes or Sturgeon-like fishes and a member of the recently-erected Peipiaostidae. It is the first of the Acipenseriformes discovered in China, and is closely related to Stichopterus. This one portrays excellent preservation of the head, fins and caudal fin. Note the fine body outline detail. It would make an excellent example of a fossil from the “feathered dinosaur” region of China to add to your fossil fish collection.

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