Isophlebia aspasia S5

Isophlebia aspasia
Isophlebia aspasia Isophlebia aspasia plate Isophlebia aspasia head and thorax Isophlebia aspasia right wing Isophlebia aspasia left wing Isophlebia aspasia caudal

ITEM CODE: SOLNHDRGF5

SPECIES NAME:  Isophlebia aspasia

Order Odonata, Family Isophlebiidae

GEOLOGICAL AGE: Upper Jurassic
(150 million years old)

STRATIGRAPHIC FORMATION: Solnhofen Plattenkalk (limestone)

LOCATION: Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

DESCRIPTION:  This is a beautiful fossil of the Jurassic era dragonfly Isophlebia aspasia preserved within the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This positive-plate, complete and large fossil is well-situated and centered upon the matrix in the dorsal posture, rising from the matrix in high relief. The head with eyes are nicely preserved, as are the thorax and segmented abdomen, with five of the six legs nicely defined, and with the caudal appendages clearly apparent. The posteriorly directed wings are largely folded against and/or adjacent to the body, with the rightmost wing extending much the length of the segmented abdomen, and with the leftmost larger wing extending at an acute angle relative to the body.  A partial thickness crack extends through a portion of the block, including three of the four wings and the mid-abdomen, but does not detract from the grand nature of this quite rare specimen. The venations of the wings are prominently evident, particularly in oblique lighting, and exhibit exquisite detail in a rich golden hue. The beige  tinge of the matrix nicely highlights this graceful and rare, large museum-grade specimen which would represent a prized addition to any fossil dragonfly collection.

GRADE: 4.06 (out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

SIZE: 
Specimen- 15.4 cm (6.1”)(length-from tip of head to end of caudal appendages), with wingspan being 20.7 cm (8.15”)
Matrix- 29.8 cm (11 3/4”)(length) x 23.5 cm
(9 1/4”)(width)

ITEM CODE: SOLNHDRGF5

PRICE: $3,200

 

 

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Price: $3,200.00