Species: Whiteia uyenoteruyai
Age: lower Triassic
Locality: Madagascar

Measurements: c. 23.5 cm long
Weight: 1.13 kg

A fine coelacanth fish with superb preservation of fins and scales. As usual with fossils from the lower Triassic of northern Madagascar, the specimen consists of the external moulds of the left and right flanks of the fish, preserved in a calcareous concretion. Some of the cracks were filled.



Species: Whiteia uyenoteruyai
Age: lower Triassic
Locality: Madagascar

Measurements: c. 23.5 cm long
Weight: 1.13 kg

A fine coelacanth fish with superb preservation of fins and scales. As usual with fossils from the lower Triassic of northern Madagascar, the specimen consists of the external moulds of the left and right flanks of the fish, preserved in a calcareous concretion. Some of the cracks were filled.



Specimen
Fish
Scientific name
Whiteia uyenoteruyai
Country of Origin
Madagascar
Geological Period
Triassic, Lower (251.9 - 247.2 million years)
Condition
Natural
Height
23.5 cm

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