1.8" Cretaceous Gar Fish Scale - Kem Kem Beds

This is a scale of the Cretaceous aged Gar, L. pankowskii. Because these fish are only known from isolated scales and a few skull elements their exact classification is under debate. Previously they have been assigned to the genus Lepidotes, but this classification has been called into question.

There is a repaired crack through the scale.

This scale was collected from the Kem Kem Beds in Southern Morocco. The Kem Kem Beds includes a diverse assemblage of both fish and dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus which would have likely preyed upon they large Gars.

A paper on this Late Cretaceous fish assemblage can be found at:

Taxonomic Composition and Trophic Structure of the Continental Bony Fish Assemblage from the Early Late Cretaceous of Southeastern Morocco
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DETAILS
SPECIES
L. pankowskii
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
1.8" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#72690
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