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 29cm (along spinal axis) complete and articulated specimen of this familiar marine reptile, from the Middle Triassic Guanling Formation of Xingyi, Guizhou Province, China.
There are many examples of this species on the market and 'enhanced' specimens are common; usually reflected in the pricing. This very aesthetic specimen is without restoration, repair or reconstruction and with the exception of the minor displacement of the neck vertebra, it is fully articulated. The skull is highly detailed, with some anterior dentition under magnification, and whole the vertebral column is complete, including the tip of the tail.. Pectoral and pelvic girdles have all four limbs intact with all digits finely preserved.
In all a magnificent and displayable specimen. Matrix approx. 24.5cm X 15cm X 1.5cm -
Excellent price for such an extraordinary 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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