Exquisitely-Preserved Cretaceous Dragonfly Insect Fossil

Part and Counterpart

Cf Abrohemeroscopus sp

Order Odonata, Family Hemeroscopidae

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous (~ 128 million years ago)

Fossil Size: 58 mm long with a 72 mm wingspan ; Matrix: 100 mm by 85 mm and 90 mm by 80 mm pair

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Shangyuan, Liaoning Province of China

Fossil Code: CF452

Price: $995.00

 Dragonfly FossilsDescription: The fossils from Liaoning Province, China are known throughout the world for their exceptional preservation. The dragonfly shown here is an example of that preservational detail, and is presented here as a part/counterpart pair. The venation in the wings is most clearly visible, and alone would make this an exceptional specimen. Note too the detail in the segmented abdomen and the preserved limbs. While there are repaired cracks, these are the inevitable consequence of removal of sections of a matrix which has a tendency to fracture easily.

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