Lower Cretaceous, 110m years old - Brazil
The fossil fish has been set in 3D, into a piece of natural black limestone.
It takes many hours of work to prepare the fossil, and then many more, to prepare the limestone plate ready to receive the fossil
A superb artwork ready to hang on the wall.
The fish is a rare and outstanding Arapipichthys, discovered in the Santana Formation, Brazil. It dates from the Lower Cretaceous, and is 110 million years old.
Araripichthys was first described in 1985, on the basis of a few complete fossils that were discovered.
It is an ultra rare fish, even in the Santana Formation, which has so many beautifully preserved fish fossils.
They grew to a maximum length of 35 cms, and, while they swam in the Cretaceous Ocean, the Dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
The Santana Formation is to be found in North East Brazil, in the Araripe Basin. The strata were laid down during the early Cretaceous Period.
The location produces exceptionally well preserved and diverse fauna & Flora. Over 25 species of fish are known, along with pterosaurs, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and plants. Many soft parts were preserved during fossilisation.
This is an amazing and uncommon fossil fish in super condition.
It is from an old collection. These fossils are getting much harder to obtain now.
A one off artwork, and a wonderful display in the home or office.
Fish: 38 cm (15 inches) long
Limestone plate: 60 x 60 cm (24 x 24 inches)
Free shipping on this item in custom crate
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Hight importation Tax and many trouble with customs请注意：该页面的部分内容为系统自动翻译。I have been in constant contact with the customer from the outset.
I even said on the lot information that the fossil was in the USA.
I told him it would take some time to arrive with him.
Regarding importation tax, that is out of my control. It was insured for US$2000 so I was unable to put a lower valuation on it.
I sent it to him as an Express service which cost me more than $1000.
Altogether a disaster from my side.
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