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    Fossil Fish
    Phareodus encaustus
    Eocene
    Green River Formation

    Wyoming, USA

    This very large and impressive fossil fish is a Phareodus, a predatory fish made famous by the Green River Formation Lagerstätte. The exceptional example evidences superb preservation including the sharp and pointed teeth of the serious predator. The fossil has an extremely aesthetic appearance with the brown fossil in the heart of a yellowish-tan matrix capped off with an ornate wooden frame. The thick piece is rather heavy, but it is designed for wall hanging. The fossil fish is just shy of 24 inches (61 cm) in length, and the ancient creature has been expertly prepared to highlight the superb condition of the head, the vertebral column and all the fins. This is a great-looking specimen presented in a most elegant manner.
    Overall Measurements: 38.00 x 28.00 x 2.30 inches (96.52 x 71.12 x 5.84 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection


    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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    May
    5th Saturday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    May
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72350) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

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    $4,000
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