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 is a fascinating and essentially complete reptile from the Late Permian of Madagascar. Preserved in fine detail an articulated example of the aquatic lizard-like reptile Barosaurus besairiei Piveteau, 1955.
At 21cm (along the spine), this is a good sized example, from the Lower Sakemena Formation (Lopingian) of the Morondava Basin. Complete with both hind-limbs and both forelimbs, including digits, that will prepare further, and with a complete skull and articulated vertebral column, this exceptional example has only part the tail missing. Further preparation with modern air tools would greatly enhance this displayable specimen.
Matrix has two clean repairs and is approx 21m X 8cm X 2cm: weight 0.6kg.
Affordable price for such a well preserved and essentially complete example and a fascinating legacy of late Palaeozoic life.
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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