2.6" Fossil Dragonfly (Pos/Neg) - Solnhofen Limestone (Special Price)

 
 
 
This is is a highly coveted fossil dragonfly (Tharsophlebia) from the Upper Jurassic, Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. It's a extremely nice specimen and both the positive and negative sides fo the split are included. It 2.6" long and both side are located on nice solid slabs of limestone.

The Solnhofen limestone is a famous, Upper Jurassic Lagerstätte in Germany. It is where one of the most famous fossils of all time, Archaeopteryx was found. The fine grained limestone makes excellent building materials which has led to heavy quarrying over the past two centuries, which has resulted in some spectacular fossils being unearthed including fossil dragonflies, fish, pterosaurs, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, etc.

This area represented an archipelago at the edge of a sea. Due to high salt content, the lowest levels in the water column could not support much life and were largely devoid of oxygen. This lack of oxygen and scavengers on the bottom of the sea led to beautiful fossil preservation.

FOR SALE
$1,195 $995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tharsophlebia?
LOCATION
Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany
FORMATION
Solnhofen Limestone
SIZE
2.6" long body on 9.3 x7.6" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92470
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