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Belenostomus Needle Fish
Rare, positive/negative images

Belenostomus Needle Fish
Beautiful, Belonostumos needle fish

Belenostomus Needle Fish
Positive image of fish

Belenostomus Needle Fish
View of small fossil fish on the same matrix

Belenostomus Needle Fish
Close up of swordlike rostrum

Belenostomus Needle Fish

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This is a rare negative/positive Belonostomus needle fish from the world famous Solnhofen Lagerstatte site, in Eichstatt, Germany.

It dates from the Jurassic Period, Plattenkalk Formation, and is 140 million years old.

It has a long, swordlike rostrum, and was a predatory fish.

It is highly unusual to find  a specimen in this condition, and, in particular, a negative/positive example.
The preservation is superb, and the two original limestone plates, have been mounted mounted side by side, and then framed in keeping with the original matrix colour.

A small fish, of indeterminate species, can also be seen on the limestone matrix.

The geology of Solnhofen lends itself to superb fossil preservation, and many wonderful fossils have been discovered here.
It is a fine grained limestone, and the most famous find was the early ancestor of birds, Archaeopterix.

This is an amazing, appreciating fossil, and an amazing piece of "fossil art", ready to hang on a wall.

Not to be missed by the discerning collector, or as a decorative piece.

Size:

Frame:  48 cms x 64 cms (18" x 25"

Fossil:    22cms (8.7") long
  


Code:

fisbe001

Weight:

8kg

Price:

£2,750.00


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All pieces are sold with a full description of the fossil and its origins, and comes with a money-back, lifetime guarantee of authenticity.