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 rare and finely preserved multiple example of two newly discovered Upper Ordovician Starfish,as yet undescribed, from the basal Sandbian of Bou Nemrou , Morocco.
Two of the specimens (each 2cm) are essentially complete with all five arms, and the third and largest (2.5cm) shows only 3 arms, with the rest of the ani,al truncated by a natural jopint.
All three specimens, representing two distinct species. retain original calcitic shell and fine detail of the peripheral plates on all arms, and all with distinct hair-like structures, best seen under magnification. These area true asteroid starfish, rather than ophiurids, Matrix approx. 4.5cm X 4.5cm X 1.5cm.
New find: rare multiple (2cm and 2.5cm,) and undescribed starfish with shell: two separate species: Late Ordovician of Morocco
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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