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DAPALIS FISH FOSSIL OF PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN ORIGIN - Radomir Region, West Bulgaria

OLIGOCENE PERIOD:  38 - 23 million years ago

Common to France and Switzerland but previously unknown to Bulgaria, this exquisitely detailed fossil fish specimen is of the species Dapalis macrurus.  The finest details are exhibited in the thin volcanic shale in which it was found.  A very nice contrasting specimen for this type with some dispersal of body parts.  This rare location is newly discovered and on occasion, produces an exceptionally detailed specimen such as this.  Volcanic activity during the Oligocene from the nearby Rhodope Mountain range buried a variety of flora and fauna including these small predatory fish.  Here is an excellent opportunity to add a high quality Oligocene fish fossil from an exotic location to your collection at a very affordable price.

Unlike a vast majority of fish fossils in the marketplace where details are skillfully faked with delicate painting and carving of the stone, this exquisite fish fossil is 100% GENUINE WITH NO PAINT, NO FABRICATION and NO REPAIR. 

This teleost (bony) fish species first appeared on our planet during the Paleocene Period but went extinct during the Miocene Period.  Dapalis was a type of predatory sea bass found in freshwater only.  It features a deep head with large eyes and mouth and a high anterior dorsal fin made up of robust spines.  

A NEW AND UNCOMMON PROVENANCE - UNIQUE SPECIMEN WITH EXQUISITE DETAIL AND CONTRAST

3.4 " x 3 " overall, fish is 2.2" in length

SOLD     F1-001     INCLUDES STAND     Actual Item - One Only

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