Osteolepis macrolepidotus Agassiz

 

A very common fish in the Sandwick Fish Bed and well known from the excellent descriptions and reconstructions by Jarvik (1948).

This middle-sized osteolepid probably preyed on the smaller acanthodians and juvenile fish it could handle.

Complete fish in lateral view

Close up of tail

complete fish in vetro-lateral view (collection F.V.C.)

close up of tail (collection F.V.C.)

Head in dorsal view

Head in lateral view

Reconstruction of fish in A: lateral, B: dorsal and C: ventral view (after Jarvik, 1948 )

Reconstruction of the head in A: lateral aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 )

Reconstruction of the head in B: dorsal aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 )

Reconstruction of the head in C: ventral aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 )

Reconstruction of head in dorsal view (after Miller, 1849)

Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (after Miller, 1849)

Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (after Pander, 1860)

Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (Traquair,1895)

Om1-Complete fish in lateral view.

Om2-Close up of tail.

Om3-complete fish in vetro-lateral view (collection F.V.C.)

Om4-close up of tail (collection F.V.C.)

Om5-Head in dorsal view.

Om6-Head in lateral view.

 

Omdraw1-Reconstruction of fish in A: lateral, B: dorsal and C: ventral view (after Jarvik, 1948 ).

Omdraw2-Reconstruction of the head in A: lateral aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 ).

Omdraw3-Reconstruction of the head in B: dorsal aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 ).

Omdraw4-Reconstruction of the head in C: ventral aspect (after Jarvik, 1948 ).

Omdraw5-Reconstruction of head in dorsal view (after Miller, 1849).

Omdraw6-Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (after Miller, 1849).

Omdraw-7Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (after Pander, 1860).

Omdraw-8Reconstruction of fish in lateral view (Traquair,1895).