These fish were very first discovered in Victorian times and very few have ever been sold on the open market due to their rarity. Preserved on a block of shale is this more or less complete fish which has good definition throughout. an extremely rare and sought after British fossil fish. One for the avid collector.
This classic Scottish fish is a typical representative of the Arthrodiriformes family. The head of this fish consists of bony plates which act as armour. These fish could grow up to approximately 40cm in length. This specimen has been very nicely preserved on a cut slab of hard marlstone is almost complete. This specimen comes from an old collection and will make an important addition to any collection.
This specimen was purchased many years ago in an auction in Dorset. Preserved is an extremely rare, bony fish on a piece of Portland limestone. The specimen exhibits very sharp teeth and has a very well defined back bone with ribs protruding from each vertebra. An exceptionally rare piece - one for the collector of unusual and exceptional British fossils!!