Messel Fossil Fish Amphiperca
Name: Amphiperca multiformis
Size: mm (25.4mm=1
inch): 160 mm on 220 by 130 mm matrix
Near Frankfort, Germany
superb example from Messel, one of the world's premier Lagerstatten
sites. This uncommon species is the equivalent of the Priscacara from
the Green River formation in the U.S. This particular specimen exhibits
significant soft tissue preservation for which the Messel fossils
are noted. Definitely, a world-class fossil. Notice the EXCEPTIONAL
degree of preservation found. Much soft tissue, including most of
the scales can still be seen, as well as the fine bones of the fins.
Those who collect the fine Green River Eocene specimens of Wyoming
will want to consider adding this fine example of the Eocene of Germany
to their collection. A stunning fossil.