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  platysomus macurus (Marvellous example)
 
 
   
 
 
reference 4538
name platysomus macurus (Marvellous example)
age Permian, Marl Slate
size Size of Fish 235mm x 134mm
location Quarrington Quarry, Bowburn, County Durham, UK
weight 2.2Kg
   
description  
This wonderful example is virtually complete with only a few small patches of scales missing. Complete UK fish are very rare to find thesedays, especially around the county Durham area where heavy restrictions on collecting are in force. This specimen was collected in 1982. Platysomus is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish, which is approximately 275 million years old. This fine specimen resided in the late GORDON WALKDEN collection. One for the collector of rare English fossil fishes.
 
 
 
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