Ganolytes (Jordan, 1919)
Monterey Formation - 12 Million years old
Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Ganolytes : 5.85 in. length (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
A large a well preserved Ganolytes ("ray finned fish" - Sardine) with complete scales and a wonderfully rich deep orange color. Like many found in this specific layer, the head is kicked upwards in a "death pose".
Positioned on the lower corner of a larger plate filled entirely with the scales of other fossil fish. Even a bonus fish on the back of the plate!
This specimen was collected by us in 2015, and painstakingly prepared then stabilized to prevent the scales from wearing away.
It is 100% as found and has no restoration, with our personal guarantee!