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 celebrated locality in the Lower Devonian, Hunsruck Slates at Bundenbach, Germany, is a rare, fully complete, highly detailed and good sized (12cm} brittlestar Furcaster palaeozoicus Stuertz, 1886
Preserved in pyrite and in crisp detail; all five arms with their delicate calcareous plates are well defined, with unbroken tips. The small central disc is intact and well defined too, in ventral aspect. For added interest, there are several small spheroidal features on the matrix which may be ostracodes?
Matrix approx. 9cm X 14.5cm X 1cm
Affordable price for such a complete example of this familiar starfish............one for the specialist.
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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