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  >> Hoplopteryx lewesiensis (Classic rarity)
 
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reference 1395
name Hoplopteryx lewesiensis (Classic rarity)
age Cretaceous, Senonian, Lower Chalk
size Size of fish 90mm x 83mm
location Lewes, Sussex, UK
weight 600gms
price £ 175.00
description  
This cretaceous chalk fish belongs to the Trachichthyidae family and was described by Mantell. This was a marine fish living in shallow chalk seas. The fossil exhibits a mixture of over-lapping and scattered scales just behind the fish's head region. There is also a partial rib cage showing which is a lovely and aesthetic feature. Chalk fish are exceptionally rare especially classic Hoplopteryx. Ann important addition for the collector of english fossil fish. This species of fish is now completely extinct. This specimen is from an old museum collection and was discovered in 1929. It has resided in the late GORDON WALKDEN collection.
 
 
 
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