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    Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  Guest on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:53 pm

    I am dissolving a bit of Aust and found these: Would I be right in thinking these are fish scales?




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    Any ideas would be grateful Spleain


    Found plenty of little teeth... this is the smallest tooth I have managed to find... 0.79mm !!

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    Re: Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  macrocephale on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:57 pm

    Maybe, there are 3-4 major scale groups though.. I'll check my VP notes on fishys and get back to you Smile Got anything a little more in-focus?

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    Re: Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  Guest on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:06 pm

    macrocephale wrote:Maybe, there are 3-4 major scale groups though.. I'll check my VP notes on fishys and get back to you Smile Got anything a little more in-focus?


    Thanks Macro... nope that is as focused I could get it.
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    Re: Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  Knochie on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:15 pm

    The scales are Gyrolepsis albertii.

    Can't make out any distinguishing features on the tooth I'm afraid but possible Severnichthys acuminatus.

    Be on the look out for Hybodontid scales as these are very distinctive and quite interesting.

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    Re: Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  Guest on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:27 pm

    Knochie wrote:The scales are Gyrolepsis albertii.


    Thankyou Knochie! - expect more weird and wonderful thihngs from this chunk, certainly a lot in it Spleain
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    Re: Aust: Fish Scales?

    Post  fossilhunter on Fri May 25, 2012 10:12 pm

    Yep. Those are definitely fish scales. Smile

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