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LETOVERPETON AMPHIBIAN ON ROCK SLAB - Boskovice Furrow, Czech Republic

PERMIAN PERIOD:  290 million years ago

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.  If you want the best, this is it.  The skull and skeleton is remarkable - perfectly articulated in full preservation.  Clear preservant applied to skeleton to stabilize the fragile nature of the bones and matrix.  NO FABRICATION OR RESTORATION OF BONES.

Letoverpeton was 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.

ABSOLUTELY FINEST GRADE WE HAVE SEEN - COMPLETE, EXQUISITELY PRESERVED SKULL AND SKELETON!

13.75" long x 7" wide stone matrix, amphibian 7.6" long

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