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An exquisitely-preserved member of the Order Pycnodotiformes, Family Pycnodontidae. The downward-pointed mouth is thought to be indicative of a durophagous feeding habit, presumably sifting the bottom sediments. While this example is from the Cenomanian Stage (93-97 m.y.a.), the Order became extinct by the Eocene, some 50 million years ago. Fossil fish is 76 mm long, from Sahel Alma, Lebanon.

Pycnodontiformes fossil fish