Amia Fossil Fish Mural

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Lot 2157
Amia Fossil Fish Mural

Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
Amia Fossil Fish Mural
Cyclurus gurleyi, Diplomystus dentatus, Mioplosus labracoides
Eocene
Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming

Considered by experts to be one of the finest Amia specimens excavated from the Green River Formation, this specimen represents the rarest of the three species of Amia found in this geologic formation. A superb example of the rare aquatic predator, it displays amazing three-dimensional scales and beautiful articulation. The fins are naturally articulated in the most desirable positions and the exceptionally well-preserved teeth dramatically evoke its predatory habit. Three additional fossil fish - two Diplomystus dentatus along with one Mioplosus labracoides, which is also considered an uncommon species, accompany the Amia. Fortuitously, all specimens were found oriented in the same direction, giving the impression of an aquarium of swimming fossil fish. Framed in exotic wenge wood and fitted with a French cleat for effortless wall display. Measures 47.5 x 38 x 3in; Amia measures 24in, Diplomystus measures 18.5in, Mioplosus measures 12.5in
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