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Fossils

The Solnhofen Natural Stone achieved world prominence by its fossil discoveries. The most known fossil is without doubts the Archaeopteryx. The Solnhofen Natural Stone grew in Upper Jura about 150 millions of years ago in a lagoon which was separated from the open sea by reefs. In the lagoon, in regular intervals fallouts of lime took place, which forms the fine layers of the natural stone. This lime preserved animals of several different habitats, e.g. fish from the open sea, cancers which lived on the seaground, or also flying reptils (pterosaurs), the kings of the air in Jura era.

Kurzschwanzflugsaureir, Pterodactylus kochi   Raubfisch, Caturus elegans
Flying Reptil: Pterodactylus kochi   Carnivor fish: Caturus elegans

But in contrast to the diversity of the exhibits in the museum, fossils in quarries are very rare. Big and representative fossils are extremely rare and the originals are nearly priceless.

But if you are looking for a nice and representative fossil, we are pleased to offer you some copies in museum-quality from different earth ages.

 
Repliken von Solnhofen- und Holzmadenfossilien
Copies of fossils from Solnhofen Lime Stone (at the buttom) in combination with an Ichthyosaurs from the Middle Jura of Holzmaden.
 

Further information about the copies in museum-quality: www.fossilien.de

 

 

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