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Pair of Superb Solnhofen Fish - Aspidorhynchus

$6,000.00 USD

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  • Exceptionally well-preserved Solnhofen fish split pair
  • Species: Aspidorhynchus acutirostris ; ray-finned fish
  • Age: Upper Jurassic, Tithonian (150.8 million to 145.5 million years ago)
  • Locality: Solnhofen layers, Malm zeta 2, Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Longest distance (Straight-line) of specimen is 44 cm / 17.3"
  • Matrix measures approx. 60 cm x 40 cm / 23.6" x 15.75"
  • Superior preparation work
  • Virtually no restoration on the specimen, just minor colour enhancement in some parts as it is a split fossil.
  • Beautiful dendrites naturally emerging from the fossil!
  • The finest, most aesthetic example of this species of Solnhofen fish that we have come across
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The Solnhofen Limestone encompasses what was once a network of placid lagoons during the Jurassic Period in Bavaria, Germany. Among the famous and rare discoveries here include archaeopteryx and pterosaurs. The preservation in this deposit is so remarkable that fossils of soft-bodied organisms like jellyfish and squid have been found!