Rare Solnhofen Fossil Fish Furo longimanus

Furo longimanus

Order Amiiformes, Family Caturidae

Geological Time: Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridgian Stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil is 147 mm (tip of rostrum to tip of tail along backbone) Matrix: 305 mm by 165 mm

Fossil Site: Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone, Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

Fossil Code: GF103

Price: $895.00

 Fossil Fish Furo longimanusDescription: This is a fine example of an uncommon fish from the lithographic limestone deposits of Eichstatt, Germany, known as Furo longimanus. The genus was once listed as Isopholis. It was a fast-swimming pursuit predator whose line ended in the late Jurassic, leaving no descendants. These 150 million year old deposits are famous for their exceptionally well-preserved organisms, the most famous of which are the handful of specimens of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx. It is well-positioned on its large lithographic limestone matrix, a suitable representative of this remarkable largerstatt that is sure to be a welcome addition to any collection of specimens from the region. There is one crack which has been skillfully repaired. The presence of dendrites indicates that it was found as such, with the crack occurring at some indeterminate time in the past.

Also see: Solnhofen Lagerstatte Solnhofen Fossils

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