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3.6 in Pipefish Seahorse Fossil - New Locality #2 - California

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3.6 in Pipefish Seahorse Fossil - New Locality #2 - California
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Syngnathus avus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1919)
Extinct Marine Pipefish

Late Monterey Formation
Late Miocene Age : 8 - 5 million years ago

Santa Barbara County, California, USA

Pipefish : 3.6 in. length
Slab : 6.35 x 3.7 in.

1 inch = 2.54 cm

This plate if from a SECOND NEW LOCALITY we discovered just this year, late in 2016.

The plate has one repair, a crack down the center, that was filled to retain stability of the specimen.
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Pipefish are typically a very rare fossil to find specimens of, as only less than a handful of known localities are known in the world to find this elusive fossil. These fish are the ancestor to the modern day Seahorse!
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