FOSSIL FISH from BOLCA (Verona-Italy)
Rare Berybolcensis leptacanthus Agassiz, 1833
The order Beryciformes, a poorly understood group, is represented in Monte Bolca with at least two species: Eoholocentrum and Berybolcensis, both from the subfamily Holocentrinae or squirrelfish (L. Sorbini, 1984). Both species seemed to be largely or entirely nocturnal and lived in deep marine waters; their eyes are amazingly large.
DIMENSION: fish 13cm, stone 16,5x10cm
THE PRESENT SPECIMEN COME FROM AN OLD COLLECTION,
POSSIBLY FROM 19th CENTURY (see preparation technique).
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