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RARE FINEST GRADE PERMIAN SCLEROCEPHALUS AMPHIBIAN WITH FULL SKELETAL DETAIL AND SOFT BODY TISSUE ON MATRIX

Pfalz, Germany

PERMIAN PERIOD:  280 million years ago

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 rare German Permian fossils are sure to appreciate in value and become increasingly difficult to acquire.

Sclerocephalus haeuseri is a type of amphibian that once inhabited the Permian swamps of what is now Southwest Germany.  Fine grade fossils of Sclerocephalus haeuseri along the caliber of this example are extremely rare and of great interest and demand to advanced collectors.  This 100% AUTHENTIC specimen exceeds in quality and preservation many of the original fossils we have seen reproductions have been made from!  If you know fossils from this creature, then you will already understand the fantastic opportunity that is presented here with this example.  Since the deposit has since been closed to collecting, locating an exceptional specimen on the market has become quite difficult.  In the rare instance one does become available for sale, they are usually partial body specimens or with fair to poor natural preservation that have painted parts on the matrix to appear complete.  This spectacular example has not only COMPLETE skeletal remains present but soft body tissue is also preserved in the rock.  The skull exhibits all hard bone plates and fantastic eye orbits.  You can see rare instances of bones in the body and limbs including finger digits.  NO RESTORATION OR FABRICATION OF BONES has been performed. 

Where the work "museum grade" or "world class" is often overused, this specimen is truly one that would easily match or even EXCEED what many museums might have in their collection.  The articulation and completeness of the amphibian is not often seen in this quality.  The preservation of soft body tissue from this species dates back to 280 million years ago which is quite impressive. 

The host rock is original to the fossil and it features the depth of the surface layers and stunning natural color which makes for one beautiful and memorable display fossil of exceptional rarity

A TRUE MUSEUM GRADE EXAMPLE WITH FULL SKELETAL DETAIL AND SOFT TISSUE PRESERVATION

9" x 7.5" overall on matrix slab, amphibian is 7" in length

SOLD     AMPH025     STAND INCLUDED     Actual Item - One Only

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