Science & Natural History

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London

Date of the auction: 24.05.2019

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A FOSSIL NEEDLEFISH

A FOSSIL NEEDLEFISH LEBANON From the Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous (100-94 million years ago), the long Rhynchodercetis sp. in original matrix. 26 x 10 x 1in. (67.5 x 26 x 2.5cm

Lot #: 147

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A PERMIAN DIAPSID

A PERMIAN DIAPSID RANOHIRA, MADAGASCAR From the Sankamena Formation (circa 265 million years ago) the near complete specimen of Claudiosaurus gemaini left in original position in limestone slab. 14 x 34in. (36 x 87cm

Lot #: 148

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE SLAB AND COUNTER SLAB OF A FOSSIL SHRIMP

THE SLAB AND COUNTER SLAB OF A FOSSIL SHRIMP SOLNHOFEN, GERMANY From the Jurassic (circa 150 million years ago) the 7 ½-inch specimen of Mecochirus longimatus preserved on both sides of original limestone matrix with possible remains of a trace fossil. Natural dendritic lines criss-cross the

Lot #: 149

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL DRAGONFLY

A FOSSIL DRAGONFLY SOLNHOFEN, GERMANY From the Jurassic (circa 150 million years ago) specimen of Mesuropetala muensteri with 5 ½-inch wingspan in original unbroken limestone matrix. 13 x 12in. (33 x 30.5cm

Lot #: 150

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE SLAB AND COUNTER SLAB OF A FOSSIL GRASSHOPPER

THE SLAB AND COUNTER SLAB OF A FOSSIL GRASSHOPPER SOLNHOFEN, GERMANY From the Jurassic (circa 150 million years ago) the 5 ½-inch specimen of Pycnophlebia finely preserved on both sides of original limestone matrix. 12 ½ x 13 x ¾in. (32 x 33 x 2cm

Lot #: 152

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL LEAF

A FOSSIL LEAF GREEN RIVER, WYOMING From the Eocene (circa 50 million years ago) the 6-inch sycamore leaf in original matrix. 9 x 9 ½in.(23 x 24cm

Lot #: 153

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 24 May 2019

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A LARGE TRILOBITE

A LARGE TRILOBITE MOROCCO From the mid-Cambrian (509-497 million years ago), an 11-inch specimen of Acadoparadoxides briareus placed into slate. 15 x 24 x 2 ½in. (38 x 61 x 6.5cm

Lot #: 154

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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Michele Vitaloni (b. 1967)

Michele Vitaloni (b. 1967) "Lost" Sculpture of a Dodo ( Raphus cucullatus ), signed and dated 'Michele Vitaloni 2018' (on the underside, and on the foot). Oil on wood and iron 29½ x 19¾ x 15in. (75 x 50 x 38cm

Lot #: 156

Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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Michele Vitaloni (b. 1967)

Michele Vitaloni (b. 1967) Monarca butterflies signed and dated 'Michele Vitaloni 2012' Painted copper and bronze in Italian frame 38 x 31 ½ x 3 ½in. (97 x 80 x 9cm

Lot #: 157

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A LARGE FOSSIL CRAB

A LARGE FOSSIL CRAB ITALY The 6 ½-inch wide Harpactocarcinus sp. from the Eocene (56-38 million years ago) the well preserved specimen with eight legs, on matrix. Fixed to wooden base with cover. 13 ¾ x 8 ½ x 7 ½in. (35 x 22 x 19cm

Lot #: 158

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL CRAB

A FOSSIL CRAB MADAGASCAR The Macrophtalmus sp. from the Pliocene (5-3 million years ago), the finely preserved specimen with eyes on long stalks, prepped on original matrix. In display case. 13 ¾ x 8 ½ x 7 ½in. (35 x 22 x 19cm

Lot #: 159

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A LIGHT-GREY MEGALODON TOOTH

A LIGHT-GREY MEGALODON TOOTH SOUTH CAROLINA The 4 1/3-inch tooth of a Carcharocles megalodon from the Langhian (16-14 million years ago), showing fine preservation and delicate mottled colour. 4 1/3 x 3 1/8 x 1in. (11 x 8 x 2.5cm

Lot #: 160

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FINE MEGALODON TOOTH

A FINE MEGALODON TOOTH SOUTH CAROLINA The 4½-inch Carcharocles megalodon from the Langhian (16-14 million years ago) with a blue-gray colour, richer to edges of the elongated form. 4½ x 3¼ x 1½in. ( 11.5 x 8.5 x 3cm

Lot #: 161

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE MEGALODON TEETH

A GROUP OF THREE MEGALODON TEETH SOUTH CAROLINA The 5½, 4 7/8 & 5 1/8-inch teeth of Carcharocles megalodon from the Langhian (16-14 million years ago) with sharp serrations, all on custom stands. 8in. (20cm.) high the tallest stand

Lot #: 163

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A VERY LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH

A VERY LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH SOUTH CAROLINA The 6-inch tooth of a Carcharocles megalodon from the Langhian (16-14 million years ago), supported on custom stand. 7 ½ x 4 x 3 ½in. (19 x 10 x 9cm

Lot #: 164

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 24 May 2019

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A LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH

A LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH SOUTH CAROLINA, USA 6-inch tooth of a Carcharocles megalodon from the Langhian (16-14 million years ago), Hawthorn formation, supported on custom stand. 7 ½in. (19cm.) high on stand

Lot #: 165

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A RARE FOSSIL TURTLE WITH DINOSAUR TOOTH

A RARE FOSSIL TURTLE WITH DINOSAUR TOOTH MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Garfield County, late Cretaceous (68-65 million years ago) the shell of a Baena hatcheri on custom stand. 12 x 10 ½ x 12in. (30.5 x 17 x 30.5cm

Lot #: 166

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN

A LARGE TRICERATOPS HORN MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (67-66 million years ago), a brow horn from a Triceratops sp., on custom stand. 36in. (92cm.) long

Lot #: 167

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE TAIL OF A DUCK-BILLED DINOSAUR

THE TAIL OF A DUCK-BILLED DINOSAUR MONTANA, USA Fifteen tail vertebra of an Edmo ntosaurus annectens from the Hell Creek Formation, Late Cretaceous (66 million years ago), mounted as four sections on custom stand. 64in. (163cm,) long

Lot #: 168

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE SKULL OF AN ENGLISH ICHTHYOSAUR

THE SKULL OF AN ENGLISH ICHTHYOSAUR LYME REGIS, DORSET From the Jurassic (201-145 million years ago) the skull of a large Leptonectes tenuirostris, excavated from its matrix and preserved in three dimensions, mounted vertically on stand. 41¾ x 11 7/8 x 4¾ in. (106 x 30 x 12 cm

Lot #: 169

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL FISH

A FOSSIL FISH SOLNHOFEN, GERMANY From the Jurassic (circa 150 million years ago) the 7 ½-inch specimen of Caturus furcatus preserving teeth and some texture of the skin, in original matix transected by several natural dendrititc patterns. Wall mounting to reverse. 18 ½ x 32in. (47 x 82cm

Lot #: 170

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A TRICERATOPS HORN WITH PARTIAL BEAK

A TRICERATOPS HORN WITH PARTIAL BEAK MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (68-65 million years ago), a brow horn with partial rostral bones from a Triceratops prorsus. , on custom stand. 16 x 11 x 4in. (41 x 28.5 x 10.5cm

Lot #: 171

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE VERTEBRA OF A TRICERATOPS

THE VERTEBRA OF A TRICERATOPS HELL CREEK FORMATION, MONTANA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (67-66 million years ago), a large vertebra of a Triceratops sp ., on custom stand. 19 ½in.(49.5cm.) high

Lot #: 172

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL CROCODILE SKULL

A FOSSIL CROCODILE SKULL MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Garfield County, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (67-66 million years ago), the skull of a Borealosuchus sp. preserved showing three dimensionality, some areas cast in facsimile, supported on custom stand. 17 x 13 x 8in. (43 x 33 x

Lot #: 173

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A SMALL TRICERATOPS HORN

A SMALL TRICERATOPS HORN MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (68-65 million years ago), a brow horn from a juvenile Triceratops sp. on custom stand 19 x 9 x 5in. (48 x 23 x 12cm

Lot #: 174

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX

THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (67-66 million years ago) the well preserved 2 ½-inch tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex , on fitted stand. 5in, (13cm.) high

Lot #: 175

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX

THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (67-66 million years ago) the well preserved 3-inch tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex , on fitted stand. 5 ½in. (14cm.) high

Lot #: 176

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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THE CLAW OF A TYRANNOSAURUS REX

THE CLAW OF A TYRANNOSAURUS REX MONTANA From the Hell Creek Formation, Garfield County, Late Cretaceous (circa 69-66 million years ago) the 4 ½-inch dewclaw of Tyrannosaurus rex supported on fitted stand. 4 x 4 ¼ x 2in. (10 x 11 x 5cm

Lot #: 177

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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SET OF TRICERATOPS HORNS

SET OF TRICERATOPS HORNS MONTANA, USA From the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (68-65 million years ago), two small brow and a nasal horns from a Triceratops prosus . Each on custom stand. 16 ½in. (42cm.) the tallest on stand

Lot #: 178

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 24 May 2019

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A FOSSIL ENTELODONT SKULL

A FOSSIL ENTELODONT SKULL SOUTH DAKOTA From the Brule Formation, Oligocene (34-30 million years ago), the skull of Archaeotherium sp. supported on turning wooden stand. 14 x 17 x 11in. (36 x 44 x 28cm

Lot #: 179

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 May 2019