A palm frond fossil, Eocene period (55 million years ago),
Lot 346
A palm frond fossil, Eocene period (55 million years old),
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,505) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A palm frond fossil,
Eocene period (55 million years old),
Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States of America, on a limestone matrix, Sabilites sp. (palm frond), Knightia eocaena (fish), Priscacara liops (fish at bottom), in a wooden frame,
162cm x 149cm.

Footnotes

  • This spectacular palm fronde fossil includes seven fossilised fish: six primitive herrings (Knightia eocaena) and one extinct Bass-like fish (Priscacara liops).

    Provenance: I. M. Chait, Beverley Hills, California, Natural History Auction (Sale NH0307), New York, March 25th 2007, Lot 276.
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