A rare fossil Ichthyosaur plate from the world famous Holzmaden site, located near Dotternhausen/Balingen, discovered in the Posidonia Slate of the lower Jura (Black Jura)
The fossil is of a Stenopterigius quadriscissus from the Jurassic Period, 180 million years old.
Ichthyosaur, meaning "Fish Lizard", swam in the Mesozoic Ocean, and spanned the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, 208m to 146m years ago, during the time of the Dinosaurs.
They were not very fishlike in that they had the appearance of lizards with fins.
Complete Ichthyosaur fossils are beyond the reach of most people today, with prices escalating dramatically over the last 10 years, but this is an opportunity to own at least a part of this magnificent creature.
This plate contains a large section of vertebrae, vertebral processes, and ribs of this Ichthyosaur, with 14 distinct vertebrae and 18 ribs.
The fossil is beautifully prepared for display, and is guaranteed by us to be 100% authentic with no augmentation.
Size: 47 cm x 22 cm
- Marine Reptile
- Grote zeldzame botplaat
- Wetenschappelijke naam
- Geologisch tijdperk
- In goede staat