Fossil Fish Mural

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Lot 1140W
Fossil Fish Mural

Sold for US$ 1,800 inc. premium

Natural History

2 Dec 2007, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

Fossil Fish Mural
Diplomystus dentatus, Notogoneus osculus
Eocene
Green River Formation, Wyoming

Notogoneus is an unusual genus from this geologic formation. Both fish in this mural are well-preserved and large. The 18-inch Notogoneus is an ancestor of the modern sand fish while the 17-inch Diplomystus has no living relatives. The fishes’ dark color, contrasted with the limestone matrix, is complemented by the deep brown frame of exotic African wenge wood. Fitted with a French cleat for wall display. Measures 35 x 23 1/2in
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