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 for the specialist fish collector is a finely preserved, good sized (7cm), and complete example of the minnow-like Lycoptera davidi from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of Yixan, Laioning Province, China.
This sharp example shows fine detail of the entire vertebral column and innumerable ribs, the skull,operculum, all dorsal and ventral fins and the tail fin; all of which are superb under magnification. These fish are increasingly difficult to obtain as all the productive quarries are now closed to collecting. Matrix approx. 9cm X 5.5cm
Great price for a sharp, complete and attractive example of this beautiful fish from a famous locality!
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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