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Fish fossil. Rock containing a fossil of a Paraelops cear fish. Fossils appear as rock slowly forms around objects buried in mud. As the rock forms, the shape and anatomy of buried animals and plants can be preserved. This specimen measures 45 centimetres in length and was found in Brazil.
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