Nematonotus Lebanese Cretaceous Fish Fossil From Lebanon
Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage – C. 93 Million Years Ago
Order to which the fossil belongs: Aulopiformes
Name of which the family belongs: Sardinoididae
A nice example of the predatory Nematonotus fish from Hjoula, Byblos, Lebanon. As the Nematonotus matures, it develops a dramatic flag-like dorsal fin extension, hence the generic name longispinus. The genus became extinct during the Cretaceous period.
Good definition of the Nematonotus fish on a matrix.
Matrix: 180mm x 154mm approx
Nematonotus: 105mm length