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.
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).