Saturday, September 24, 2022

Diplomystus brevissimus Fish Fossils


Here are some pictures of Diplomystus brevissimus (Blainville, 1818) fish fossils. The fish lived during the Cretaceous Period (about 150 million years ago) in what is now Beirut, Lebanon. They were bought by A.E. Day in 1902 and are now on display at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East as of August 2022. Fossil is also known as Armigatus brevissimus (Blainville, 1818). Species name in Latin means "smallest or shortest".