Photo of Dastilbe fossil



There are two species of Dastilbe, and these are D.elongatus. Typically, they are around 4-5cm long, though they can reach as long as 20cm occasionally. Living relatives include the milkfish, Chanos chanos, an important source of food from the Indian and Pacific oceans.

The Santana formation is known for its amazing fish fossils, but the limestone beds also contain lots of types of insect, some turtles and even the odd pterosaur.

Approx. 4cm