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50 Million Year Old Eocene Era Fossil Crocodile Specimen in Stone, from Wyoming

$880,000

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Rare green river crocodile Borealosuchus wilsoni Age: Early Eocene (50 million years) Location: Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA The crocodile Borealosuchus wilsoni was the apex predator of the Green River Formation. We believe this is the second largest Green River crocodile ever found. The specimen measures 13 feet 5 inches long from head to tail. The skull portion measures 26” in length and 10 1/2” in width. The framed mural measures 71-1/2” tall x 139-1/2” wide x 3-1/2” deep. The specimen is a wall mounted presentation. This rare fossil crocodile contains many unique details. For example, within the front and sides of the skull there are multiple sets of large and small teeth. Along the entire body one can see multiple perfectly arranged dorsal scutes, which are protective bony plates located just under the skin. In addition, the spine can be seen protruding outward from the body, starting at the back of the skull and extending downward through the body and then turning sideways through the tail. The crocodile has multiple ribs partially exposed along the lower belly line. This is truly an amazing fossil, exceptional in its level of completeness and fossil preservation. In the 150 years of fossil excavation in the Green River Formation less than twenty complete crocodiles have ever been found. Only a few reach this level of quality. The crocodile is attached to a wood structural armature designed to support its nearly 1,000-lb weight. It has a two-part Alder wood French cleat for easy hanging, and is framed in a 3/4” thick handmade Wenge wood frame. The armature structure has a removable metal hanging bar so it can be transported and installed using an overhead lift or fork lift. -Total size: 71.5" H x 139.5" W x 3.5" D -Total weight: estimated 850 lbs (approx 1530 lbs crated) -Transports in a custom crate -Includes a Green River Stone Company "Certificate of Authenticity" -Fossil Content: (1) Borealosuchus wilsoni (crocodile, measuring 13.5' long from nose to tail, skull measures 26" long) About this artwork Fifty million years ago, in southwestern Wyoming, a tropical freshwater lake teemed with life—turtles, fish, crocodiles, and plants. Today the petrified lake has transformed into a stunning quarry of fossils, embedding the past into layers of stone. This is famously known as the Green River Formation. The beautifully preserved fossils are meticulously excavated from our private quarry and then prepared by our leading experts in fossil preparation and preservation. All work adheres to the strict standards of the American Association of Applied Paleontological Science, as is attested to in each work of art's unique Certificate of Authenticity. We have supplied stunning examples of our natural art to world-class museums, collectors, interior designers, and art lovers. Our collection highlights important one-of-a-kind pieces as well as affordable works of natural art.

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  • Creator
    Green River Stone Company (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 71.5 in. (181.61 cm)Width: 139.5 in. (354.33 cm)Depth: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2019
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Logan, UT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Gallery Mural Crocodile1stDibs: LU5371220536062

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