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maybe give me your estimation on it's value
I suggest that anyone wishing to buy Rob's fishy item should Google his email address and pseudonym first.
look about 5" along
I've had this fossilized fish for around 20 years
VINCTIFER ASPIDORHYNCID FISH IN THREE DIMENSIONAL FORMSantana Formation - Ceara, BrazilLOWER CRETACEOUS PERIOD: 110 million years agoThis is a VERY popular fish to fake or build from parts of multiple fish and many "junk" examples populate the commercial fossil marketIn John Maisey's book titled "Santana Fossils", he cites the prevalence of fake, composite and enhanced fossils from this formation that are on the market. The local artisans at the sites produce a wide variety of artificially created fossils - some horribly obvious yet some, extremely convincing out of carefully matched composite pieces. These composite examples are very convincing because they are made up of all real pieces but not necessarily of the same species! Often, missing parts are carved or sculpted from a mixture of plaster, rock dust and epoxy and then painted to disguise the work. A number of these handcrafted "fossils" have in the past, and continue to, make it into the mainstream fossil market. Describing a variety of techniques and types of fakes, Maisey even shows photographs of some fakes for reference to illustrate the breadth, creativity and skill of some of these workers.... With all Brazilian fossils, collectors should approach prospective purchases with caution for not only the legality of the specimen but also, for accurate disclosure by a qualified and experienced preparator of any artificial enhancement to the specimen.
P.S. Someone said it may possibly be a Fakeosaurus?
AND WE'LL HAVE NO PUNS ON THAT LAST LINE, IF YOU PLEASE, TNS'ers!!!
..............How about anagrams?
Someone said it may possibly be a Rhacolepis?
Quote from: folieimposee on 28/10/2010 02:35:47 maybe give me your estimation on it's valueNothing if it's a fake