paleontology
Unopened concretion

This plain looking concretion was discovered at an Asian art estate sale. It seems that fossils are where you find them.

Unveiling the fossil

Unveiling the fish fossil: Is it an eel? Strange pointed-nose fish with no fins?

Fossil gar fish revealed

A better look reveals a gar-like fish fossil within the concretion.

Fossil Collector: JodiM

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

[Editor: We just love fossils in concretions! This looks like a type of gar fish. Knowing the location it was originally discovered will be a big help in identifying it. Fortunately, concretions often have a distinctive look. Does any one recognize this particular fish fossil concretion? Please leave a response.]

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2 Responses to “Fossil Fish Are Where You Find Them”

  1. Emily says:

    That’s amazing – very interesting. Great find.

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  2. Tim says:

    This looks to be a typical Cretaceous Brazilian Santana formation fish nodule.
    The species is probably Rhacolepis bucallis.

    Neat find.

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