Large Prehistoric Cladocyclus Gardineri Fossil Fish Specimen


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Object Description

This rare fossil specimen of a large prehistoric tarpon-like cladocyclus gardineri fish is an impressive find, spanning more than 1.1m! Believed to be from Brazil, this prehistoric fossil fish specimen is over 110 million years old. It has preserved exceptionally with details of its scales, fins and head still recognisable through fossilisation over millions of years. It’s up turned mouth and long shape suggests that it was a large surface predator.

Today, it is a spectacular decorative object for a modern interior, displayed in a matrix and placed on a handmade bronze bracket with a slate base. It would look particularly impressive in a large display cabinet, filled with other prehistoric finds and curiosities, or as the focal point of a wide sideboard.

Additional Information

Fossil to one side only.

Dimensions stated include stand.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Various historic repairs. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:112 x H:35 x D:17 centimeters
  • country

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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