00746 - Choice Grade 0.65 Inch Lepidotes pankowskii Ganoid Scale From Kem Kem Basin
00746 - Choice Grade 0.65 Inch Lepidotes pankowskii Ganoid Scale From Kem Kem Basin 00746 - Choice Grade 0.65 Inch Lepidotes pankowskii Ganoid Scale From Kem Kem Basin

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00746 - Choice Grade 0.65 Inch Lepidotes pankowskii Ganoid Scale From Kem Kem Basin

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Species
Lepidotes pankowskii
Age
Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian stage, (~96 Million Years)
Location
South Taouz, Errachida province, South Morocco
Formation
Aoufous Formation, Red Sandstone Beds
Size
17 mm   •    in
Weight
1 g   •    oz
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Description
Beautiful scale of Lepidotes pankowskii . Its preservation state is exceptional, It does not have any restoration or reparation. Its enamel has a shiny and intense beautiful color. His anterior processes are partially preserved. A magnificent example of this huge representative of the Cretaceous Lepisosteiformes.


The abundant fish fauna which can be found in the cretaceous layers of the Kem Kem Basin is large and varied. Recently Cavin et al., (2015) made an important revision of the cretaceous association of continental fish in the south of Morocco. Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125786

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