Superb Liaoxiornis delicatus fossil bird
Super preservation of the head and upper body
Just look at the detail of the legs and claws
Bird fossil 2
This is a wonderful bird fossil, displaying incredible preservation.
It is Liaoxiornis delicatus, and was discovered in Liaoning Province, China. It dates from the Early Cretaceous Period, and is 120 million years old.
There is a large diversity of bird fossils that have been discovered in the lacustrine deposits of the Western part of Liaoning Province.
They are famous for their incredible preservation of these Early Cretaceous bird fossils.
You are able to see impressions of plumage on this fossil.
Liaoxiornis derives its name from the province in which it was discovered.
It is forbidden to export these fossils today, so we were very lucky to obtain this as part of an old collection.
These seldom come onto the marketplace today.
An incredible addition for a collector, and what a talking point it would be.
Matrix Size: 16cms x 13cms