paleontology
Front view of the fossil fish scales

In approximately 1980, I was actively looking for fossils and found this on the side of my home in a pile of rocks that was brought there as decorative landscape.

Back view of the fossil fish

With some research, the source could likely be tracked down. There appears to be a large bone and feathers or scales (back view).

Fossil collector: Ttischer

Location: Independence, Colorado

[Editor: Nice find! We love fossil fish and that is almost certainly a tail section of a fish. It looks a bit like a lobe finned fish, a relative of the coelacanth. Since the rocks were transported, identifying where they came from may be critical to identifying the fossil. Can anyone here offer some clues?]

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