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DOUBLE APATEON PEDESTRIS AMPHIBIAN - Kusel, Pfalz, Germany

PERMIAN PERIOD:  280 million years ago

Not only is this remarkable specimen a natural double, the amphibians are positioned in two perfectly different perspectives with soft body tissue preservation for the ultimate display of what these creatures would have looked like when alive.  This fossil is a choice grade natural multiple specimen of Apateon pedestris, a type of branchiosaur that once inhabited the Permian swamps of what is now Kusel, Germany.  It is natural with no restoration of any body parts!  Because of the stunning articulation, this example would make an extremely fine display specimen.  Each of the creatures was preserved in positions as if playfully dancing across the rock.  The speckled area in the dark regions is 100% genuine and natural and is a rare exhibit of the fossilization of original soft body parts that have left a pattern in the rock.  Such a feature is extremely rare and highly valued in fossils as original soft tissue is seldom seen preserved in any specimen!  It doesn't get any better than this - a highly recommended representation!

 


SPECIAL NOTE:  The current laws in this region of Germany now forbid the collection of these remarkable fossils.  Such legislation has permanently ended the supply of such magnificent specimens such as this one being offered here.  This rare example comes from an old German private collection and was collected long ago before the ban was enacted.  With digging in the formation now off-limits, these German Permian fossils are sure to appreciate in value and become increasingly difficult to acquire.


This small prehistoric amphibian had a long tail that was very deep and laterally compressed like an exaggerated tadpole tail.  Also, to aid in the hydrodynamics of the creature's build, the head was very wide and flat.  On each side of the head, external gills, like miniature peacock feathers, protruded and enabled the amphibian to breathe under water indefinitely.  Beyond that, very little is known in science regarding these creatures.

FINEST QUALITY SHOWING TWO CREATURES IN PERFECT POSES AND CHOICE PRESERVATION!

8.5" x 5.8", creatures 2.8" in length if straightened

SOLD     MV28003     STAND INCLUDED     Actual Item - One Only

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