Huge, superb Cladocyclus fossil fish
Close up of head and fins
Incredible needle sharp teeth
On offer is an outstanding, Museum quality, Cladocyclus gardneri, 3D fish from the famous Lagerstatte Santana Formation in Brazil. It dates from the Lower Cretaceous and is 115 million years old.
The large size, and quality of preservation is astounding, with scales, head, and fins in perfect condition. It has the advantage of being raised in a light coloured matrix slab.
Cladocyclus was a tarpon like fish, and a ferocious predator. It was a fast swimmer, with its elongated body, large powerful fins, and large needle like teeth.
Its modern relatives are popular amongst game fishermen for their strength and endurance.
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.
In the future it will become much more difficult to offer these spectacular fossils, as there are moves afoot to make the formation, and its fossil record, a protected area.
Do not miss this great investment opportunity. We have only one.
The fossil is raised on the plate in 3D relief, and is exceptionally large & well preserved.
Perfect in every way, as reflected in the price.
We can quote to have the fish plate framed to your specification if required.
Size: The matrix slab is 1530 cms x 530 cms