beautiful coelacanth fish Whiteia uyenoteruyai


Species: Whiteia uyenoteruyai
Age: lower Triassic
Locality: Madagascar

Measurements: c. 30.0 cm long
Weight: 2.2 kg

A beautiful coelacanth fish with superb preservation of fins and scales. As usual with fossils from the lower Triassic of northern Madagascar, the specimen consists of the external moulds of the left and right flanks of the fish, preserved in a calcareous concretion.