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 piece of slate matrix approx.32cm X 19cm X1cm, preserving in fine detail at least four good sized (6cm) complete and near complete pyritised examples of the brittlestar Furcaster palaeozoicus Stuertz, 1886, along with numerous partial specimens in clusters.
Preserved in pyrite and in crisp detail; the arms with their delicate calcareous plates are well defined, with unbroken tips. The small central discs are intact and well defined too. Also preserved are crinoid stem sections, and a small (10cm) but articulated stem and crown of a crinoid, possibly Tiacrinus sp.
In all a fascinating and very displayable legacy of early Devonian marine life at an affordable price!
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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