11" Enchodus With Coccodus Fossil Fish - Lebanon (Special Price)

This is a stunning, 11" long Enchodus from the famous Upper Cretaceous, marine deposits near Hjoula, Lebanon. Enchodus is a large, predatory fish and is one of the rarer components of the fauna. It's beautifully preserved and nicely laid out on a thick slab of limestone. There is also a 4.8" long crusher fisher (Coccodus) naturally associated.

Comes with a display stand, or we can add a backing and wall hanger to the piece upon request.

The discovery of amazingly preserved marine fossils near Hjoula, Lebanon dates back many centuries. In fact they were first mentioned in writing by Herodotus, over 450 years before the birth of Christ. The first scientific work on these localities began in the 1800's and these deposits have been meticulously quarried by several Lebanese families for over a century. We purchase our specimens directly from one of these families that have worked the quarries for generations.

These deposits represent a warm, shallow sea and have yielded over 70 types of fish as well as numerous other genre found no where else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of one of the quarries at Hjoula, Lebanon
A photo of one of the quarries at Hjoula, Lebanon
Enchodus sp, Coccodus insignis
Hjoula, Byblos, Lebanon
Sannine Formation
Enchodus 11", Coccodus 4.8", Rock 12.5x11.3"
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