Permian, Lower Rotliegend (280 - 298 million years) - Odernheim, Rhineland - Palatinate, Germany
This impressive fossil amphibian (Sclerocephalus haeuseri) exhibits detailed preservation of bones and soft tissue and measures over 2 feet in length! From a scientific and aesthetic standpoint, it's an exceptional vertebrate fossil.
Sclerocephalus was a salamander-like amphibian that inhabited swamps in present-day Southwest Germany, nearly 300 million years ago, before the appearance of the dinosaurs.
This specimen comes from an old collection. The quarry near Pfalz, Germany where this piece was collected has been closed for more than 20 years. A superior quality specimen like this is positioned to retain value, or appreciate.
Recent relatives: Although Sclerocephalus resembles modern day salamanders, it is not closely related. In fact, it is classified in a separate order of amphibians, the Temnospondyli, which appeared 330 million years ago and became extinct 120 million years ago.
Location: Odernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Geologic Period: Lower Rotliegend (280 - 298 million years)
Geographical distribution: Germany
Condition: Excellent. Only minor restoration, less than 5%
Material: Stone. Reinforced with a fibreglass backing.
Dimensions: The amphibian measures 26.5 inches / 67.3 cm from head to tail. If straightened it would be 28.5 inches / 72.4 cm. Width at the head is 5.25 inches / 13.3 cm and at the legs is 9 inches / 22.8 cm. Matrix measures 33.25 x 29.5 x 1 inches / 84.5 x 75 x 2.5 cm.
Weight: 20 kg
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Display stand included.
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