FISH FROM THE EARLY PERMIAN WITH SPINY SHARKS ON SLAB
PERMIAN PERIOD: 290 million years ago
white scales, this Aeduella blainville species fish exhibits the rarest
form of Permian fossilization from the famous Permian "Red
Beds" of Southwestern Germany. Seldom ever found and never in
such a spectacular degree of preservation, this rare Paleozoic fish is
accompanied by two partial impressions of extremely rare Acanthodes
fish, otherwise known as the "Spiny Shark". Acanthodes
have been found back to the Silurian, 440 million years ago and are
classified as bony fish but share several similarities with
sharks. They continue to confound scientists as to their
evolutionary beginnings and endings.
beautiful rock slab features a remarkably well-preserved Aeduella in an
aesthetic pose as if rising to the surface of the water. The fish
is well-centered on the slab and displays a rare combination of white
fossilized scales and a dark body impression. Contrasting
wonderfully with its original host rock slab, the warm golden speckled
rock makes for a very visually pleasing display. Associated at the
base of the same slab are two partial impressions of very rare
Acanthodes fish. These impressions boldly exhibit stunning and
clear detail of the minute scales in white (see second to last image
above) and their spines are present and have been preserved in
white, as well! (third to last image shown above)
A TRUE MUSEUM-GRADE
SPECIMEN with NO RESTORATION and NO FABRICATION.
Aeduella fish was a member of a primitive and now extinct group of
paleoniscoid fishes that featured asymmetrical, shark-like tails despite
their classification as ray-finned fish. Paleoniscoid fish had
maxillae which were immoveable compared to modern fish but the Aeduella
was a later paleoniscoid that had more advanced jaws.
of either of these fish, the Aeduella or Acanthodes, is a very rare
specimen indeed but the association of both species on the same
rock make this fossil a real prize. What's more, the region where
this example was excavated usually produces rock of dark grayish brown
but this slab features a beautiful honey gold hue to the rock with white
and chocolate brown fossil impressions.
association of the Acanthodian fish with the Aeduella and the overall
color and position of the Aeduella make for a super specimen that we
find it tough to part with.
rare multiple Permian fish fossil comes with our absolute highest
recommendation and will surely prove to be a cornerstone specimen in any
of the world's most impressive fossil fish displays, either public or
INCREDIBLY RARE SPECIES & DEGREE OF PRESERVATION
- SPINY SHARK IMPRESSIONS PUT THIS IN ITS OWN CLASS
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND
WE HAVE EVER SEEN LIKE IT!
in length x 9" high overall with fish 5.25" long
FG003 INCLUDES STAND
Item - One Only