1.9" Fossil Dragonfly With Coprolite (Pos/Neg) - Germany

 
 
 
 

This is a very interesting fossil dragonfly from the famous Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. It's not the largest specimen but it's very well preserved and has a coprolite (fossil poop) of some unidentified to the side of the body and underneath the wing. Both the positive and negative sides of the rock are included. The body of this highly detailed dragonfly is 1.9" long and the wingspan is about 2". A really cool and unique specimen.

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
Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany
FORMATION
Solnhofen Limestone
SIZE
1.9" long body on 6.1 x 6.1" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#92469
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