Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ctenothrissa signifer Fish Fossil

This fossil fish is called Ctenothrissa signifer. 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 Ctenothrissiformes in the family Ctenothrissidae. Learn more about Lebanese fish fossils at

The museum specimen's accession number is CMC VP9875.

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.