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Fossil fish

Fish, of the Osteichthyes class, of the Late Jurassic Period (160 million years ago), coming from Germany. The very fine-grained limestone in which it was found, together with its rapid burial, have enabled a perfect preservation even of the soft parts, so that it is possible to see the skin and the internal parts. Photograph by Paola Tognini

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