Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period
Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period
Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period
Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period
Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period
Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period

Perleidus Fossil Fish From Madagascar - Triassic Period

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SPECIES: Perleidus madagascariensis
AGE: Lower Triassic - Olenekian Stage   (251.2 million to 247.2 million years ago)
LOCATION: Anaborana, Madagascar
FORMATION: Karoo Formation
SIZE: 5.11" long

 

This is a Lower Triassic (247 million year old) fossil fish from preserved inside of a concretion. These wonderfully preserved fish are found by cracking open the hard concretions, and show amazing detail such as scales and fins. There are about half a dozen different fish described from this location and this one is Perleidus madagascariensis.