AMPHIBIAN ON ROCK SLAB
Boskovice Furrow, Czech Republic
PERIOD: 290 million years ago
There are some dealers that sell the much less rare (and
less valuable) variety of Discosauriscus as Letoverpeton! The
appearance of the two is similar so a cursory visual comparison is
was generally a larger creature than Discosauriscus. The skull of
Letoverpeton is also broader in its profile when viewed from the top
down compared to the more streamlined Discosauriscus. If you are
unsure of determining the difference make sure you get a
guarantee. In most cases, given specimens of the same quality,
the Letoverpeton will be considerably higher priced reflecting
their increased scarcity.
Not to be
confused with the more common Discosauriscus, this Letoverpeton is not
only a rarer variety but this particular specimen exhibits some of the
finest detail and preservation that you will ever find. This
Letoverpeton moravicus species features full bone structures intact and
plainly visible with superb articulation rarely, if ever found in these
fossils. Even the most minute details of this creature have been
wonderfully preserved in the original host rock. Our recent
acquisition of a few of these large amphibian fossils was the result of
rejecting numerous poorly preserved specimens. If you want the
best, this is it.
a prehistoric amphibian that is now extinct but once lived before the
dinosaurs and are found in pre-adult and larval stages as
fossils. They are a classified as seymouriamorphs, unique and
primitive amphibians that lived from the Early to Middle Permian
Period. Little is known about these creatures other than the fact
that they were predators based upon the presence of sharp conical
teeth. There have even been cases of fossils showing partially
eaten seymouriamorphs in their stomach contents testifying to instances
of cannibalism. This well-adapted land-dweller had wide jaws and
walked on four short, sprawling legs.
The Letoverpeton is
more rare and found in much lesser numbers then the more common Discosauriscus
amphibian of the same time and region.
An exquisite example
and a world-class specimen to round out any collection of rare and high
quality fossil specimens.
VERY RARE IN THIS QUALITY - FINEST AND MOST INTACT PRESERVATION POSSIBLE!
9.75" long x
wide stone matrix, animal 6.25"
Item - One Only