1.75" Fossil Fish Jaw - Solnhofen Limestone, Germany

This is a 1.75" long jaw of an unidentified fossil fish from the Upper Jurassic, Solnhofen Limestone in Germany. It's located in the middle of a nice, squared off piece of limestone and comes with a display stand.

The Solnhofen limestone is a famous Lagerstätte in Germany that offer amazing preservation of Upper Jurassic fossils. 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 amazing fossils being unearthed.

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 scavengers on the bottom of the sea led to amazing preservation of the fauna found there.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Hienheim, Germany
FORMATION
Solnhofen Limestone
SIZE
1.75" long on 3.3x2.9" limestone
CATEGORY
ITEM
#89499
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