Large Tharsis Dubius Fish Fossil - Solnhofen

This is a large specimen of the fossil fish Tharsis dubius from the famous Solnhofen Limestone of Germany. The fish is 8 inches in length and is located on 10x10 inch piece of natural matrix.

The Solnhofen limetones is a famous Lagerstätte in Germany that offer amazing preservation of Upper Jurassic fossils. It is where on of the most famous fossils of all time, Archaeopteryx was found. The fine grained limestone makes excellent building materials which has let to heavy quarrying over the past two centuries which as a result has led to 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 was devoid of oxygen. This lack of scavengers on the bottom of the sea led to amazing preservation of the fauna found there.

Tharsis dubius
Eichstatt, Germany
Solnhofen Limestone
Fish is 8" long
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