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  Cheiracanthus murchisoni (Complete Shark)
 
 
   
 
 
reference 6412
name Cheiracanthus murchisoni (Complete Shark)
age Devonian, Old Red Sandstone
size Size of Shark 124mm
location Tynet Burn, Elgin, Scotland, UK
weight 107gms
   
description  
Approximately 390 million years old, this complete Palaeozoic shark was discovered by the famous Scottish fossil collector Mr Stan Wood in 1978 and was purchased from his collection by the late GORDON WALKDEN in 1982. (Cheiracanthus is an extince genus of a group of fish called Acanthodii (Spiny sharks). It had a blunt head, upturned tail and fins protected by spines. This shark swan in lakes and rivers seizing small prey with its gaping jaws. Whole fish are uncommon from this classic site, this specimen has stunning detail throughout, especially under magnification. The small nodule has been repaired in several places by none other than Stan Wood himself. To have a specimen once owned by Stan Wood is exceptionally rare! Gordon collected with Stan Wood on several occasions. An important piece of history for the serious collector. .
 
 
 
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