9.2" Permian Amphibian (Sclerocephalus) - Pfalz, Germany

The fossil beds of Pfalz in south-western Germany have yielded many spectacular Permian fossils for decades, but the location has been closed to collecting for decades - making such specimens increasingly rare on the market. The Rotliegendes series of mud and siltstones was renowned for its abundant fish and amphibian fossils and this stunning assemblage is a perfect representation of aquatic life that thrived in the area 285 million years ago.

This is a wonderfully preserved amphibian, Sclerocephalus from this formation. It comes from a different layer than the more common Apateon Branchiosaurs. It's 9.2" long and shows great detail on the skin preservation. The tiny legs, and hands/feet can be clearly seen along with teeth in it's mount . The shale it is preserved on measures 11.8x5.9" and has been backed with fiberglass for stability. Comes with a display stand.

Pfalz, Germany
9.2" long on 11.8x5.9" Rock
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