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    Description

    Fossil Seahorse
    Hippocampus ramulosus
    Lower Pliocene
    Marecchia River Formation
    Poggio Berni, Rimini Province, Italy

    Seemingly uncommon even in the modern world, a fossil seahorse is surely a rarity. This example of the almost mythical marine creature consists of a greenish-brown animal hanging in the typical "sea horse" position with the tip of the tail curving upwards effectively balancing the fish vertically on a gray matrix. This most unusual creature features a snout for eating crustaceans, a bony armor, and a prehensile tail.
    Overall Measurements: 6.38 x 5.91 x 0.47 inches (16.20 x 15.00 x 1.20 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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