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pterosaur bones (perhaps Dorygnathus)


This is probably one of my best find so far from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden.

Its a plate with some pterosaur bones, which is very rare in Holzmaden as these are marine desposits. The bigger bone might be a Humerus. Before I was able to find this piece I only found a few isolated pterosaur bones. Hopefully I can find a complete one one day :D

The prep of this specimen took about 5 hours. Before the prep it was visible that these are pterosaur bones so I was very surprised ...


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Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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I'm amazed with this fossil. Congratulations fot this find :fistbump:


You had my vote.

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1 hour ago, belemniten said:

Thanks @Vieira :fistbump: 

Too bad there wasn't more near of this one.


One of this days we have to make a trade. Portuguese fossils by German fossils... :D

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That's an awesome piece, Sebastian! Remarkable to have so many pterosaur bones lie in close proximity to one another. And that from the Kromer quarry! Wow! I still have a long way to go in that quarry to find something as exceptional as this! :notworthy: Beautiful prep-work too! ;)



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