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Vertebrates

My main interest is fossil fish, but you will also find some other vertebrates like amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds here in this album:
Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bergisch Gladbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia.....and other places around the world.

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This collection is simply spectacular! I am collecting paleozoic fishes from couple of years but my collection is not comparable at all. 

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An absolutely amazing congregation of vertebrate fossils. Makes my few meager green river common stuff look pathetic!!!!!!!

 

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This is one of the best collections of fossils I have seen anywhere. Bar none.

Thank you for posting this, Thomas!

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trilobites_are_awesome

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This is one of the coolest collections i have ever seen.

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LSCHNELLE

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What a huge collection of so many excellently preserved vertebrate fossils from so many different aquatic species. Very impressive! I imagine it has taken you a long time to reach this magnitude of a collection. If you wouldn't mind sharing, are these your purchases? Or are they your finds with prep? Or some combination?

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Truly amazing!!! I was aware you had a pretty extensive collection but this is like a major museum collection over a hundred years. 

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syl1219s

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Awesome!!

Nice collection!

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oilshale

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My grandfather (born 1851, Max Bastelberger - Wikipedia) started the collection, my father continued and now it's my turn. 

Not so surprising if the collection is large.

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DPS Ammonite

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16 minutes ago, oilshale said:

My grandfather (born 1851, Max Bastelberger - Wikipedia) started the collection, my father continued and now it's my turn. 

Not so surprising if the collection is large.


Do have any fish that your grandfather collected? Show us please. Did your father personally collect more fish?

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oilshale

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My grandfather was more interested in insects, mostly recent ones but also in fossils from Solnhofen. I still have some of his fish from Solnhofen, the UK, and from Holzmaden, some of which I have reworked. My father regularly traveled to Solnhofen and other locations and collected in the quarries there himself. Later he played more of a chauffeur and drove me to the quarries. But he and my mother were still busy collecting - they just left the work with the pickaxe and crowbar to me.
I focused more on fish first (but I also have a lot of other stuff).

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