Leptolepis .sp Jurassic Fossil Fish Head


A small Jurassic Fossil fish head  from Solnhofen Germany.

it is 3 cm/ 1.1 inch in lenght




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About Leptolepis .sp jurassic fossil fish head

Physical Description

This is a small (could be bitten off) Leptolepides fossil fish head. The head is preserved in a very good state, you can see that this fish had very big eyes and a relative big mouth to match. Sometimes a part of the pectoral fish can be preserved with the head.

Age and Distribution

Leptolepis .sp is from the Upper Jurassic of Germany. This ammonite lived approximately 150 million years ago. At the time this area was full of small athols and lagoons, which covered most what is now southern Germany. At this time it was nearer the equator. Neochertoceras steraspis co-inhabited the athols with one of the most famous animals of that time: the Archaeopteryx. Besides them flying overhead, there were also flying reptiles like: Pterodactylus, Rhamphorhynchus, Anurognathus and a few others. In the warm waters  one could encounter  marine reptiles like the Ichthyosaurus, Cricosaurus, fishes, sharks, cephalopods and crustaceans and many more. There are about 800 or so known fauna of the Solnhofen area.