Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This fossil fish is called Aipichthys velifer. It was found in the Hjoula limestones of Lebanon. The fossil dates to the Upper Cretaceous Period (Cenomanian Stage). This fish is of the order Beryciformes in the family Dinopterigidae. Learn more about Lebanese fish fossils at collectingfossils.org.
The museum specimen's accession number is CMC VP9873.
This fossil was part of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibit at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was photographed in August 2013. The dinosaur exhibit was created by the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto Canada.
The exhibit was supported by Associate Exhibit Sponsor Frisch's restaurant and Promotional Partners Cincinnati Reds baseball, newspaper The Enquirer and TV channel Local 12 WKRO Cincinnati.