Location: From Yichang City, Hubei Province, China
Age: Early Tertiary period
Size: Matrix is approx 7 x 3.5 cm with the fossil fish at just a touch under 5 cm
This is a gorgeous class Jianghanichthys fossil without any artificial paint. This stunning mini fossil is perfect preservation of the skin and scales, you can even count every bones easily. It is preserved in ancient mudstone. The material is solid and stable, but can disintegrate if it gets damp and should be kept away from water. The natural stone and intricate fossil shapes make a wonderful ornament and a great way to introduce people to natural history.
"Jianghanichthys" (Jianghan referring to the place where it's found, and ichthys the Greek word for 'fish'), was a fish that lived in the Pliocene epoch (5.332 Ma to 1.806 Ma). Fossils of Jianghanichthys have been found in Yichang, Hubei, China. It is also known as Osteohilus or Chan Han Fish. There are still disagreements as to the name and age of this species. Its scientific classification is yet to be decided as well.