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 superb, very complete, well preserved and professionally prepared dorsal headshield of the Lower Devonian Ostracoderm Stensiopelta pustulosa, from the Dneister Fm (Lochovian/Pragian) of Ustrechko, Turnopil Oblast, Podolia Ukraine.
At 12cm across the long cornual processes, this is a good sized specimen that retains much of the intricately patterned shell material intact, a distinct, low dorsomedial crest and orbits that are evident. The matrix is approx.16cm X 9cm X 3.5cm, and contains a well preserved 5cm fragment of another armoured fish headshield that is probably conspecific.Numerous other ostracoderm fragments also litter the matrix.
Affordable price for such an impressive and displayable example of a complete dorsal shield of this elegant species.
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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