26-1/8" wide x 11-5/8"
blue Coelacanth was called a "living fossil" when it was pulled from the
deep sea near Madagascar in 1937; its closest relatives were fossils dating back
60,000 years. My model is in formaledhyde in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at
Harvard. Macolor, on the other hand, was published in 1754 by Louis Renard from a
description of a fish found in the Moluccas. Are they kin? Could be -- a golden form
of Coelacanth was found in those waters in the 1990's.