AMPHIBIAN ON ROCK SLAB
Boskovice Furrow, Czech Republic
PERIOD: 290 million years ago
There are some unscrupulous 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. The skull on this example is remarkable -
perfectly articulated in full preservation with exceptional suture
black paint is applied to rock to recreate bone detail. This
specimen has no such fabrication and bones have only been sealed in a
clear, NON-PIGMENTED preservative to protect their fragile nature. ORIGINAL MATRIX SLAB IS
UNBROKEN - NO REPAIR OR FABRICATION TO FOSSIL! An
exquisite example of extreme rarity in this state of preservation.
Highlighted gray area around fossil is a lower different color rock
layer. It is where the overlying rock matrix layer was removed to
reveal the amphibian skeleton. This gray region has been
micro-blasted which resulted in a lighter and different hue. This
amphibian fossil skeleton was NOT artificially placed in this matrix
slab as some matrix fossils are, but is natural to and originally found
on the slab you see in the photos.
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.
CZECH FOSSIL LAWS NOW
PROHIBIT ALL FURTHER COLLECTING - RARE TODAY, RARER TOMORROW!
SUPERB DETAIL AND
COMPLETE SKELETON FROM HEAD TO TAIL TIP - FROM BEFORE THE
13.25" x 10.25"
overall with matrix, amphibian 6.25" long
Item - One Only