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  Dipterus valeniennesi (Extraordinary specimen)
 
 
   
 
 
reference FISH203
name Dipterus valeniennesi (Extraordinary specimen)
age Devonian, Eifelanian/Givetian, Achanarras Limestone member
size Length of Fish 200mm
location Achanarras, Caithness, Scotland
weight 4kg
   
description  
This Dipterus split pair is by far the finest specimen we have ever seen and is totally complete. Serious collectors will appreciate just how good this fish is on the world stage. You can collect these ancient Scottish Fish for a life time and not come across another one as perfect as this. The detail on every fin, the body and the head is magnificent and would be a show piece of any collection worldwide. There is a very thin Calcite vein running across the Marl Slate, but this does not detract whatsoever. The specimen was collected in 1963 and has remained in a private museum ever since. Diperus was one of the earliest Lung fish and are an extremely long lived group persisting to the present day. The modern Lung fishes make burrows in times of drought. No fossilised burrows have ever been discovered associated with this fish which suggests that this characteristic is of more recent origin. Fossils Direct strive to bring to our customers the rarest and finest fossils from around the UK. Two chrome display stands are also included with this one off unique 400 million year old fish. There are many more images available on request.
 
 
 
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