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DT22X3 - RARE ERYOPS PERMIAN AMPHIBIAN FOSSIL CLAWS

$155.00
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DT22X3 - RARE ERYOPS PERMIAN AMPHIBIAN FOSSIL CLAWS

$155.00
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ID
Eryops sp.
FOUND
Wellington Formation - Oklahoma, U.S.A.
AGE
PERMIAN:  280 - 265 million years ago
SIZE
 .5" and .25"long claws
CONDITION
COMPLETE, INTACT WITH NO REPAIR
AND NO RESTORATION
NOTE
EXTREMELY RARE!  FROM BEFORE
THE DINOSAURS
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX - Actual Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of
authenticity / information sheet

Collected from the  Wellington Formation of Oklahoma, U.S.A. several decades ago,  this is an ULTRA RARE complete, undamaged set of 2 claws from ERYOPS, one of the largest amphibians of its day.  Eryops was a unique creature - a blend of amphibian and wholly terrestrial creature.  Fossils of this animal are extremely scarce.  

This is one of only a few Eryops fossils we have to offer of this very unusual early tetrapod.  Aside from its extreme rarity, these claws are well-preserved examples that are complete and with no breakage.  For the ultimate in rare prehistoric vertebrate fossils from BEFORE THE DINOSAURS, this one is a MUST.  NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION.   

ERYOPS was a large part land-dweller from the Early Permian.  It grew to sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2 meters.  Its body was stout and robust with a broad and large, flattened head.  Eryops spent part of its life in water but it possessed unique early features of a part terrestrial life with a stronger, vertebral column, strong limbs and ears that could function out of the water, detecting airborne sound.

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IMAGE BY DMITRY BOGDANOV - THIS IMAGE IS PROTECTED BY A STRICTLY ENFORCED COPYRIGHT AND MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY

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