Lot 32: FOSSIL RODENT SKELETON
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
FOSSIL RODENT SKELETON
This unidentified specimen, probably a beaver or muskrat, perfectly demonstrates the attraction of these fossils, with lovely patina and bone texture; positioned on its side in the matrix, exposed are the left hind leg, spine, ribs, shoulders and forelegs, whilst the perfect little skull has been prepared free from the host rock and is complete with excellent dark-colored cheek teeth and larger, curving incisors. A fine specimen, the sun-bleached white of the bones sitting in attractive contrast to the pale gray matrix, it measures 9 1/4 inches wide.