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Lot 2121: Natural History - Brazilian Fossil Milk Fish

Antiquities: Day 4

by TimeLine Auctions

December 9, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Cretaceous Period, 90-100 million years BP. A large specimen of Tharrhias araripas, commonly known as a 'milk fish' showing excellent detail and well developed from the nodular concretion; with identifying label. See Martell, David M., Preservation of Fish in the Cretaceous Santana Formation of Brazil, Palaeontology 31, for general information and stratigraphy on this deposit. 2.92 kg, 32cm (12 1/2"). Property of a Kent, UK collector; acquired UK market, 1970-2000; from the Santana Formation, Chapesa do Araripe, Ceará Province, Brazil. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition; old transverse repair.

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