Fossil shark - Scyliorhinus sp. - 32 x 12 cm (specimen 20 cm)

Fossil shark - Scyliorhinus sp. - 32 x 12 cm (specimen 20 cm)
Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian, 100 million years - Haqil, Byblos, Lebanon

Small sharks. Body slim and elongate. Sharks have a hydrodynamic body, lateral bronchial slits, very good sight and a very well
developed sense of smell. They swim by undulating the posterior part of the body and the caudal fin.
With some exceptions (a 3.70 m shark found), the Lebanese sharks are small (50 cm) compared to the present day forms.

Recent relatives: closely related to the recent cat shark of the Scyliorhinus

Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae (GILL, 1862)
Genus: Scyliorhinus BLAINVILLE, 1816

Age: Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian, 100 million years.
Locality: Haqil - Byblos - Lebanon
Geographical distribution: Middle East

Dimensions: 32 x 12 x 1,5 cm
Weight: 1,2 kg

All fossils will be shipped as properly insured parcels via DHL, Deutsche Post or UPS and come with the above informations. If prefered, they can also be collected in person.

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