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Auction Closes At: 14:56:01 12/18/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 559. Eocene Fossil Freshwater Crustacean Palaemorid
Estimate: $500-$700
Current High Bid: $150.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $150.00

Category: Collectibles
Sub Category: Natural History
Culture or Country: Green River Formation, Wyoming.
Period: Ca. 33 - 55 million years old.
Size: 4-1/2H. x 6-1/2L..

Description: Collected in the Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming. Resting on a slab of cream-colored shale background a (Bechleja rostrata) freshwater palaemorid prawn (measuring 3.7 inches) with clearly visible eye and several appendages. The Green River Formation, in Utah and Wyoming, is one of the most important fossil sites for understanding the Eocene epoch that began about 55 million years ago. The fossils, especially plants, found at this site indicate that the climate was moist temperate or sub-tropical. In addition to the plants, another piece of evidence suggesting that the climate was sub-tropical is the presence of fossilized crocodiles, which can survive only in areas with a constant warm temperature. If one were able to visit the Green River region during the Eocene, there would be palms, cattails and sycamores. A series of large inland lakes extended across the region and it is in the bottoms of these lakes that various plants and animals were buried and fossilized. The lakes later dried up as the climate changed and many of the plants and animals living there became extinct. Outer slab repaired from pieces, with break lines and losses visible, not affecting the crustacean.
Provenance: Private East Coast collection, acquired by the current collection in 1998, ex. Phillips Auction, New York, May 17, 1998, lot # 192.
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Eocene Fossil Freshwater Crustacean Palaemorid

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Rick $150.00 1 12/17/2020 1:14:07 PM
2. med $125.00 1 12/16/2020 6:33:34 PM
3. Oaks $100.00 1 12/16/2020 6:08:45 PM
4. med $50.00 1 12/16/2020 3:27:37 PM

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