Devonian Fish
of the Ukraine
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The specimens on this page are all from the Dneister River region and represent Devonian armoured
agnathans. They are preserved in a red sandstone and represent the headshields of these rare
jawless fish. A penny is used for scale in all images and it measures 20mm (3/4 inch) wide.
Althaspis sp.
Althaspis #1 - £50/$80
Near complete headshield
Althaspis #3 - £60/$100
Near complete, large headshield
Althaspis #2 - £200/$300
Excellent complete headshield
Althaspis #4 - £100/$160
Excellent essentially complete headshield
Podolaspis podolica
Podolaspis #1 - £200/$300
An excellent quality, fully inflated headshield. The specimen displays beautifully
on a trimmed piece of sandstone. This is the best specimen we have had from
this locality. Some of the outer bone layers are still preserved, which is
uncommon as in most instances these fish are preserved only as moulds.
Preserves the orbital plate and dorsal disc.
Podolaspis #2 - SOLD!

A good quality near complete headshield.
Preserved in a block of red sandstone with
an abundance of other vertebrate remains.
An interesting specimen.
Poraspis sp.
Poraspis #1 - £30/$45
A large near complete but
repaired headshield of
Poraspis.
The distinct outline helps
separate it from the more
common
Althaspis sp.
Poraspis #3 - £60/$100
A very good quality complete
headshield of
Poraspis. A nice
piece preserved in red sandstone.
Poraspis #2 - £40/$65
A large near complete headshield
of
Poraspis. The distinct outline
helps separate it from the more
common
Althaspis sp. Good
inflation, a nice specimen
Zascinaspis heintzi
Zascinaspis #1 - SOLD!
A very good quality complete headshield showing the distinct slot where the dorsal spine projected. A rare
piece with very nice details.
Althaspis #4 - £100/$160
Excellent essentially complete headshield
Larnovaspis sp.
Larnovaspis #1 - £125/$200
A very good quality complete head shield preserving much of the outer bone. Part of the shield is still
unprepared in the sandstone as found. Would prepare very well. Nicely inflated with good details. Rare!
All the specimens listed below are Class Pteraspidomorphi and have a body plan like that of
Pteraspis shown above. The majority of specimens are parts of, or the entire dorsal disc (referred
to here in the less formal name of head shield). A couple of specimens preserve the slot where
the dorsal spine projected through the head shield or the orbital plate containing the eye sockets.
Red Hill, Pennsylvania
The following specimens are all from the famous Red Hill locality in Clinton county, Pennsylvania.
The site is dated to 352 million years and contains a diverse vertebrate assemblage, including
some of the earliest tetrapods. Material is rarely offered for sale and represents an interesting view
into vertebrate and freshwater life in the middle Palaeozoic.

The fossils are difficult to photograph as they have to be coated in a protective glue as soon as
they are collected otherwise they begin to flake away. Once coated though they will last forever
The glue can show up very prominently when using flash photography but in reality it is much less
noticeable.
Hyneria lindae Fish scale #1
£30/$45
A good quality complete scale of this
large predatory fish. Much better than
shown. Photographed both with and
without a flash to show the details of
the bone layers and growth rings.
Hyneria lindae Fish scale #4
£30/$45
A good/ very good quality complete
scale of this large predatory fish.  
Shows the details of the bone layers
and growth rings. A nice big specimen.
Hyneria lindae Fish scale #3
£15/$25
A nice matrix block containing two good
quality smaller scales of this large
predatory fish. The thick enamel outer layer
is preserved in one of the specimens.
Hyneria lindae Fish scale #2
£40/$65
A very good quality complete scale of this large
predatory fish. Much better than shown.
Measures 50mm / 1.75 inches wide and show
sthe details of the bone layers and growth rings.
Hyneria lindae Fish tooth #1
£30/$45
A good quality rare tooth in matrix. Some
damage as shown but this is a large tooth
from the Devonian and exhibits a lot of
characteristics typical of amphibians from
the later Palaeozoic
Hyneria lindae Fish tooth #3
£40/$65
A good quality rare tooth in matrix. Some
damage as shown but this is a large tooth
from the Devonian and exhibits a lot of
characteristics typical of amphibians from
the later Palaeozoic
Hyneria lindae Fish tooth #2
£65/$100
A very good quality matrix free tooth. This is
a large tooth from the Devonian and exhibits
a lot of characteristics typical of amphibians
from the later Palaeozoic.
Shown in a 28 mm/1 inch gem jar for scale.