MESSEL PIT VERTEBRATES
For finely preserved, rare and amazing fish, birds, bats and other vertebrates from this world famous MIddle Eocene site, mounted in resin matrix in the time honoured way
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If you are a fieldwork collector and have surplus trilobites or other Palaeozoic fossils for sale or trade, please get in touch. I buy whole collections too!
Offered from the world famous Messel pit of Lower Eocene age at Darmstadt, Germany, is a fine and complete example of the predatory Garpike Atractosteus strausi, measuring a full 30cm along the spine.
Preserved in dorso-ventral view, this exceptional specimen shows fine detail of the underside of the skull, including visible upper jaw, andvery fine detail of lower jaw bones. The body scales are exceptional and undisturbed, and the position of the spine is well indicated. Anal and tail fins are finely preserved too............in all a superb and displayable example of this uncommon and classic Messel fish, mounted onto a resin matrix in the time honoured way. Matrix 27cm X 22cm.X 1cm.
Excellent price for such a near-perfect specimen!
Although I sell a very wide range of fossils from Pre- Cambrian to Pleistocene age, I specialize in trilobites from all over the globe and in particular, British species.
I collect regularly in the UK, with more than forty five years of fieldwork experience and probably the best working knowledge of British trilobite localities. I have a doctorate and a masters degree in trilobite taxonomy and British Palaeozoic stratigraphy and an Open University degree in Natural Sciences.
If you are an amateur collector, a more serious scientific collector, or an agent for an educational organization ( e.g College, University or Museum), I can supply materials to suit your needs! I also buy whole collections and trade materials too. Visits are welcome,by appointment only.
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