Protolindenia wittei S1

Protolindenia wittei
Protolindenia wittei Protolindenia wittei plate Protolindenia wittei head thorax Protolindenia right wing Protolindenia wittei left wing Protolindenia wittei caudal


SPECIES NAME:  Protolindenia wittei

Order Odonata, Family Protolindeniidae

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 Protolindenia wittei preserved within the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This positive-plate, complete and beautifully preserved fossil is well-situated and centered in the upper one-third portion of the matrix, with the specimen rising from the matrix in well-defined relief. The head with eyes are nicely preserved, as are the thorax and segmented abdomen, with the caudal appendages clearly apparent. The impressions of the anterior-most legs are faintly seen.  The two pairs of wings are fully spread and exhibit a gorgeous golden hue as well as demonstrate exceedingly well-defined venation, particularly in oblique lighting.  The block of limestone is solid and without defect.  The beige tinge of the matrix speckled with orange-brown (and with areas of more extensive orange-brown staining) beautifully highlights this graceful, museum-grade specimen.

GRADE: 3.75 (out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen- 7.0 cm (2 3/4”)(length-from tip of head to end of caudal appendages), with wingspan being 9.6 cm (3.78”)
Matrix- 24.0 cm (9.45”)(length) x 15.0 cm


PRICE: $2,000



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Price: $2,000.00