160 mm on 220 by 130 mm matrix
Messel Pit, Darmstadt, Germany
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.