Osteolepis macrolepidotus


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An exceptionally good example of this iconic species from Orkney. Preserved in 3d naturally, and as with the best specimens, it has a natural ‘halo’ around the specimen.

Laterally preserved with great skull plates and fins, with the very tip of the tail missing. This specimen is ‘as found’ with only a simple clean to remove dirt.

All in all, a cracking good fossil

Specimen measures 147mm in length.

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Sandwick fish beds, Orkney

Mid devonian, 380ma