Protolindenia Solnhofen Dragonfly Fossil


Fossil Insects, Order Odonata

Geological Time: Late Jurassic, Kimmeridgian Stage

Size: Body: 55 mm Wingspan 85 mm

Fossil Site: Solnhofen Limestone, Eichstatt, Germany

Protolindenia Solnhofen Dragonfly FossilDescription: This is a fine example of a dragonfly positive/negative pair from the lithographic limestone deposits of Solnhofen, Germany, known as Protolindenia. These 150 million year old deposits are famous for their exceptionally well-preserved organisms, the most famous of which are the handful of specimens of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx. Crustaceans, Insects, Fish, and others are also preserved with fine detail. Dragonflies are one of the most sought-after of specimens. A quarry worker may labor 2-to 3 years to find a single example. Few are offered as positive/negatives. This taxon is quite rare, with this one a fine example of a dragonfly that had a maximum wingspan of 120 mm.

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