The fossil beds of Pfalz in south-western Germany have yielded many spectacular Permian fossils
for decades, but the location has been closed to collecting for decades - making such specimens increasingly rare on the market. The Rotliegendes series of mud and siltstones was renowned for its abundant fish and amphibian fossils and this stunning assemblage is a perfect representation of aquatic life that thrived in the area 285 million years ago.
This is a 2.5" long fossil fish of the genus Paramblypterus from this shale beds. It is nicely centered on a slab of shale which has been backed with a fiberglass/resin composite for stability.