Aipichtys velifer – Cretaceous – Lebanon

Aipichtys velifer
Upper Cretaceous (95 mya) 
Hakel, Lebanon

 

 

Aipichtys velifer
AGE: Upper Cretaceous (95 mya)
FOUND: Hakel, Lebanon
MATRIX: 6 inches x 5 inches x 1/2 inch thick
SPECIMEN LENGTH: 2.25 long x 3 inches tall
WEIGHT: 1.2 pounds net / 4 pounds shipping

 

EONS: L34 SUPERB MUSEUM QUALITY AIPICHTYS FROM LEBANON

Item number: 360104280901

Winning bid: US $128.50 

Ended: Nov-10-08 19:08:17 PST

Winning bidder: g***u

Seller: lowellcarhart

 

EONS: L34 SUPERB MUSEUM QUALITY AIPICHTYS FROM LEBANON

ON-LINE STORE: To see more fossils in my eBay store which are available for immediate purchase click here. Please note that items in eBay stores do not appear in eBay searches.

This superb rare specimen is highly desirable because it is large, pristine, and has very high contrast against the surrounding matrix which makes for a stunning beautiful display. Often, the fossil preparator will highlight parts of the fossil with a colorant to increase contrast and/or fill in missing parts. This is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it is revealed to the buyer. For this specimen, colorant was *not* applied anywhere, in any amount, not even along the repair that runs through the tip of the caudal and anal fins. Since restoration is zero percent, 100% of the coloring is natural. This fossil is probably the best example of this specimen that you’ll ever see.

 

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