Osteolepis panderi (Pander)

Reconstruction of Osteolepis panderi by C. Pander 1860.

Complete specimen in dorsal view.

Reconstruction of fish in A: lateral, B: dorsal, C: ventral aspect (after Jarvik 1948) ©.

This small to medium sized osteolepid is well known from Caithness but articulated specimens from Orkney are rare. It is often found as disarticulated remains, heaps of scales or loose plates from the head.

Probably this fish had a very short stratigraphical range.

Several specimens on the same slab.

Fish in lateral view.

Partial disarticulated specimen.

Reconstruction of head in A: lateral, B: dorsal, C: ventral aspect (after Jarvik 1948) ©.

Heads of Osteolepis panderi.

In lateral view.

In dorsal view.

In lateral view.

In lateral view.

In ventral view.

Drawings and reconstructions of heads (after Pander, 1860).

Tetrapodamorphs