Nice 5.6" Jurassic Fossil Fish (Tharsis) - Solnhofen Limestone

This is a nice, 5.6" long fossil fish (Tharsis sp.) the 155 million year old Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. The fish has excellent detail and is located on an unbroken slab of limestone. There is also a fossil floating crinoid on the back of the plate.

Comes with a display stand.

The Solnhofen limestone is a famous, Upper Jurassic Lagerstätte in Germany. It is where one of the most famous fossils of all time, Archaeopteryx was found. The fine grained limestone makes excellent building materials which has led to heavy quarrying over the past two centuries, which has resulted in some spectacular fossils being unearthed including fossil dragonflies, fish, pterosaurs, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, etc.

This area represented an archipelago at the edge of a sea. Due to high salt content, the lowest levels in the water column could not support much life and were largely devoid of oxygen. This lack of oxygen and scavengers on the bottom of the sea led to beautiful fossil preservation.

Tharsis sp.
Eichstatt, Germany
Solnhofen Limestone
5.6" long, Rock 9x7.5"
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