Fossil Leptolepides, item 321

Fossil Leptolepides, item 321


Leptolepides spattiformus fossil of the Late Jurassic, Kimmeridgian stage.  It is Solnhofen limestone and is 152-156 million years old.  The fossil is surrounded on the edges of the limestone by Dendrites, giving the impression of seas in which the fossil lived. 

Four sides of 8" X 6" X 4" X 4 1/2" and 1/2" thick. 

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Dendrites appear to be plant fossils but are mineral impurities "wicked" or crystallized into layers of rock.