2.8" Pterosaur Partial Humerus - Solnhofen Limestone, Germany

This is a beautifully preserved, 2.8" fossil Pterosaur bone from the Solnhofen Limestone, Germany. It is a fragment of the humerus (upper arm bone), specifically the deltopectoral crest. There are not enough diagnostic markers to make a determination of the genus or species.

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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, resulting 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.

Unidentified Pterosaur
Eichstatt, Germany
Solnhofen Limestone
2.8", 4.6 x 4.0" limestone
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