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 Miocene of Sangiran, Java, Indonesia, is a 12cm (tr.) finely preserved and high relief example of the shore crab Decapoda sp., preserved in a limestone clay nodule.
The dorsal; carapace with both large claws and pincers is intact, along with the bases of all eight walking appendages. The pincers are subequal in size and are finely preserved with serrated edges. Tip of one left pincer damaged.
Considerable further cleaning and preparation possible with modern air tools..........great price for such a displayable 3D 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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