15 cm Osteolepis macrolepidotus fossil fish Quoyloo, Orkney Scotland (5)
Time period: Middle Devonian (385 Million Years Old)
Dimensions of fish: 15 cm long x 4cm at its widest point
Matrix 21 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm depth approx
Fossil Locality: Sandwick Fish Beds, Quoyloo, Orkney, Scotland
A very nice crisp example of these Devonian fish with a nice tail.
Thought to be the ancestors of the Tetrapoda due to their paired lobed fins being connected to the limbs.