Worst case of mistaken identity since Aachenosaurus!
OK on with Fish fortnight, Aachenosaurus is an infamous a case of misidentification where some pieces of petrified wood were mistaken for dinosaur bones, and a name was coined for them in the literature. The small pieces of bone in the photos above were also strikingly misidentified in the BPI catalogue as belonging to a dinosaur (though fortunately never published as such). They actually belong to a fish, a ray-finned fish (actinopterygian) to be a little more precise. As fish they are very interesting because the come from the upper Elliot Formation, and as far as I can tell are the first recognized ray-finned fish from this unit (lungfish are known from the odd small toothplate here and there). The upper Elliot Formation was deposited in arid conditions with most of the streams being small and ephemeral. Nonetheless ray-fins can’t cocoon themselves when their pond dries up the way some lungfish can and their presence indicates that some permanent water bodies, however small, existed on the upper Elliot floodplain. That’s all I can say about this fish right now - the fossil will be subjected to further prep and study.