Glyptolepis leptopterus Agassiz

 

This porolepiform fish can be found on Orkney only in the Sandwick Fish Bed. Shown here is a part of the body, and a complete specimen and loose scales. It was a top predator and very rare in the Sandwick Fish Bed.

Complete fish, Sandwick Fish Bed

Part of the body showing scale structure, Sandwick Fish Bed

Close up of part of body

Reconstruction ( M.J.Newman)

Drawing of specimen (after Miller, 1841)

Incomplete fish from the Sandwick Fish Bed

(collection F.V.C.)