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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Important poisson fossile Large Fossil Fish

Lot 30
Important poisson fossile

Large Fossil Fish
Amended
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

Sold for €16,575 inc. premium

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Important poisson fossile

Large Fossil Fish

Cimolichthys nepaholica, (Cope, 1872)
Late Cretaceous (Santonian)
Niobrara FMT, Smoky Hill, Kansas, USA

Cimolichthys is a genus of late Cretaceous fish that are considered to be closely related to salmon.‭ Their bodies are known to have been covered with large scutes that may have provided a degree of protection against other predatory fish.‭ ‬‬The current specimen, seen in a lateral view, is the articulated remains of this large fish, measuring 173 cm in length, which navigated the waters of the Western Interior Seaway, framed. Measuring 72 x 200 x 5 cm (2)

Footnotes

A similar specimen is displayed in the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History.

Offered with a black metal stand

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Please note that this item does not come with a metal stand as noted in the footnote.

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