Decor Factors and Suggestions – Notogoneus are super interesting fish fossils, but also make a fascinating décor displays. These fossils are easy to work into any décor setting due to their natural and earthy colors. These fish are so well preserved, you can practically count the number of bones it had! These fossils are definitely statement pieces. They are sure to impress all those who view them.
Notogoneus’s long and slender bodies belong in your home or office. These intriguing fish fossils would look well hanging and framed or displayed on a stand. These pieces are definitely conversation pieces. Discuss the qualities of notogoneus with your guests or clients over a warm cup of coffee or a tasty glass of wine.
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore – Notogoneus is an extinct genus of fish. Notogoneus was a nocturnal fish. This ancient fish fed on crustaceans. Modern day relatives of notogoneus burrow in sand and mud during the day and feed at night. Notogoneus does not have big head bones; instead it has many small bones. This makes their heads look practically squished or crushed. Most notogoneus were larger than ten inches, but large ones can measure up to twenty six inches in length! Notogoneus is considered a bony fish, meaning it has more bones than cartilage.
The Science of Notogoneus – These fossils fish were found in the Green River Formation. More specifically, these fossils were found in Fossil Lake, one of the many lakes in the Green River Formation. The conditions in Fossil Lake were perfect for fossil preservation. Many fossils from this lake have excellent detail and deep colors, showing the quality of these fossils.
Revealed by Man – There is a very intricate process in order to prepare these fossils for sale. First, the many layers of rock are chipped away. Once a fossil is revealed, it is carefully removed from the rest of the sediment. Next, the fossil is cleaned so that all of the cool details can be seen. Then, the fossil is stabilized by having a protective clear coat painted on the top. Finally, the fossil is ready for customers at Touchstone Gallery to enjoy!
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of notogoneus fish fossils and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.