33" Permian Amphibians (Sclerocephalus) Plate - Pfalz, Germany

 
 
 
 
This is an incredible fossil amphibian (Sclerocephalus) plate. It is two Sclerocephalus, the larger 22.5" and the smaller 10.0". These are wonderfully preserved amphibians. Areas of skin, legs, and hands/feet can be clearly seen. The shale it is preserved on measures 33.4" x 23.5" and has been backed with fiberglass for stability. There are several repaired cracks running through the rock with some restoration along the repairs. There is about a 1" section in the upper tail portion of the larger specimen that is restored along a crack.

The fossil beds of Pfalz in southwestern Germany have yielded many spectacular Permian fossils for many years, but this location has been closed to collecting for decades - making such specimens increasingly rare on the market. The Rotliegendes series of mud and siltstones is 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Sclerocephalus sp.
LOCATION
Pfalz, Germany
SIZE
22.5" largest, 10" smaller, 33.4 x 23.5" Rock
ITEM
#113104
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