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Decorative "FOSSIL ART" using Natural Black Limestone and a rare Santana Fish. Ready to hang -

Lot reference 19972389
Decorative "FOSSIL ART" using Natural Black Limestone and a rare Santana Fish. Ready to hang -

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Super quality fossil, Neoproscinetes, a Pycnodont Fish, set in Natural Black Limestone

This is “FOSSIL ART” from the specialists, FINE FOSSILS

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 Neoproscinetes penalvai Pycnodont fish, discovered in the Santana Formation, Brazil. It dates from the Lower Cretaceous, and is 110 million years old.

Neoproscinetes is an uncommon fish fossil in the Santana Formation, although a few specimens have also been found in other parts of the world.

When this fish swam in the depths of the Cretaceous seas, Dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
It is a part of an extinct fish group known as Pycnodonts, which means "Dense Tooth".
The fish are typified by their deep, laterally compressed bodies, and their round pebble-like teeth, which were used to crush armored prey, such as small crustaceans, like crabs, shrimp, and snails.

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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Catawiki member since April 3, 2018, received 66 reviews in total (66 in last 12 months)

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    lovely fossils.
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    jojo31 March 9, 2019

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    Sehr schnelle Lieferung, bestens verpackt, nur das Porto von 30€ ist sehr hoch!
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    hj-hammer March 7, 2019

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    great! thx
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    user-53eef29 March 7, 2019

  • Excellent specimen, Top quality fossil, Quick and very professional delivery!!

    user-288858a March 5, 2019

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    Heil angekommen, sehr gute Qualität, vielen Dank. PS: Bitte exakte Zolldeklaration machen - musste unnötige Zollspesen bezahlen!
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    user-dd8248b February 4, 2019

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    Bon fossile
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    user-a93d09a January 31, 2019

  • It has been delivered broken.

    user-a3e85d5 January 19, 2019

    Response by seller
    What was broken.
    You told me nothing about this.

    It was really well packed and protected, so I find this very strange.
    Peter
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    Parfait
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    user-a93d09a January 18, 2019

  • Extraordinary item! Endlessly fascinating to study. Thank you!

    user-3e6b124 January 16, 2019

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    Splendido fossile, in ottime condizioni. Spedito velocemente con imballaggio appropriato.
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    giragian January 14, 2019

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    Très bien mais une écaille sur les 4 endommagées
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    user-a93d09a January 11, 2019

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    Ok
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    13359 January 9, 2019

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    A fantastic seller with fantastic specimens
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    geoalfon January 9, 2019

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    A fantastic seller with fantastic specimens
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    geoalfon January 9, 2019

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    Great specimens, great dealer
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    geoalfon January 9, 2019

  • Thank you for lovely fossil.

    Gardener2 January 8, 2019

  • Top service

    marckoene January 1, 2019

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    Tutto ok ben incartato e tutto sommato spedizione veloce il nautiloide corrisponde alla descrizione grazie.
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    filipippo December 31, 2018

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    il pezzo arrivato non e' quello esposto nella foto e regolarmente pagato. Il fornitore contattato non ha dato nessuna risposta. in italia questa si chiama frode commerciale e puo portare in tribunale.
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    GIANALI December 19, 2018

    Response by seller
    The customer was sent a pair of Scutella Echinoids as he expected, at which point he declared he was very happy indeed.
    Now he says I can be taken to a tribunal for fraud!!
    Come on.
    What next.
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    Perfect,
    thanks.
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    santantimo December 19, 2018

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    Perfect,
    thanks.
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    santantimo December 19, 2018

  • great transaction !!!

    agaabbrrii December 11, 2018

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    Parfait
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    gaujaud December 10, 2018

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    excellent fossil
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    sprac December 10, 2018

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    Une très belle pièce, conforme à la description et parfaitement emballée ; un grand merci
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    LouRavi December 6, 2018

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