• Geological Age: Permian period, 298 to 251 million years ago.
• Location: Ferry Hill, Durham, UK.
• Family: Fish
• Species: Palaeoniscum freieslebeni
Palaeoniscum freieslebeni fossil lobbed fin fish specimen in a marl matrix, dated to the Permian period 298 million years ago, the sample which was found in Ferry Hill, Durham, UK measures 23 x 11 x 3 cm and comes with a stand and data label. Ideal for serious fossil collectors as well as educational or museum displays.
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Palaeoniscum freieslebeni is an extinct species of ray finned fish which lived during the Permian period, between 298 to 251 million years ago. It belongs to the ray finned class due to their bony fins which have skin spread between bony spines. This species of fish spanned from Europe to Africa, they exhibited a typical fish body but had a deeply forked tail. Due to the age and fragility of the remains of this species, not much survives the fossilisation process. However, this sample clearly exhibits the rough outline and shape of the fish as well as scales and fins, it has been professionally prepped and cleaned. It is within a marl matrix which measures 23 x 11 x 3 cm and weighs 1.4 kg. It is no doubt an excellent collectors piece or museum sample and will come supplied with a stand and information label.