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    Description

    Fossil Coelacanth Fish
    Macropomoides sp.
    Upper Cretaceous
    Lebanon

    This fossil specimen represents an extremely rare variety from the unique locality of Lebanon. An important fish recently termed the "living fossil" when examples of the long thought extinct order were caught by fishermen off the coast of South Africa. This golden fossil on creamy tan matrix appears to be a bit jumbled but is an uncommon ventral view. Unlike other fossils from the Lebanese quarries, this does exhibit considerable restoration, but, again, it is the rarity that makes this an anomalistic fossil worthy of a catalog of exceptional specimens. The fossil boasts a curvature which adds a dynamism to the offering.
    Overall Measurements: 17.40 x 12.20 x 0.79 inches (44.20 x 31.00 x 2.00 cm)


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    19th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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