The Lithographic-limestone from Solnhofen
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Solnhofen:
Solnhofen (near Munich in the south of Germany) is one of the world’s most famous fossil sites. In the Upper Jurassic, approximately 150 million years ago, a lagoon with a direct connection to the open sea covered this area. The deposits have formed light-coloured rock layers that can easily be broken into plates. Already in the Middle Ages these were used as roof and floor covering, but especially in the 19th century they were used a lot in the lithographic industry. During this period, a lot of fossils were found. Due to the fine-grained structure of the rocks, they show even the smallest details. More than 400 different fossil animal species from the Solnhofen area have been determined. Not only from marine animals such as fishes, crustaceans, star fishes etc., but also from animals that lived on land. These have been carried to the lagoon by rivers and mudflows (reptiles, insects, and even one dinosaur species, Compsognathus), or flew above the lagoon and fell down in the water (maybe during a storm) and drowned (pterosaurs, and the most famous of all Solnhofen fossils, the prehistoric bird Archaeopteryx).
NOTE: All our lithographic limestone fossils are of the highest quality and are classicly prepared. There is NO restoration unless mentioned otherwise!  
Bibliography:
Solnhofen, ein Blick in die Erdgeschichte, K.W. Barthel, 1978, Ott Verlag (Thun, Switzerland)
Klassische Fundstellen der Paläontologie, Band I (p. 85-97, Die Solnhofener Plattenkalke, P. Wellnhofer), W.K. Weidert, 1988, Goldschneck Verlag (Korb, Germany)
The fossils of Solnhofen, K.A. Frickhinger, 1994, Goldschneck Verlag (Korb, Germany)
The fossils of Solnhofen part 2, K.A. Frickhinger, 1999, Goldschneck Verlag (Korb, Germany)
Europäische Fossillagerstätten (p. 143-150, Die Solnhofener Plattenkalke, G. Viohl), European Palaeontological Association, 2000, Springer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)

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Caturus furcatus #FCF8831
Big Speed robbing Fish
Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridigian
152 Million years old
Painten by Regensburg, Germany
Size plate: 19 by 9.4 inch / 47.5 by 23.5cm
Size fossil: 14.4 inch / 36 cm
Price: Euro 650.-- 
Belonostomus muensteri #FBM8053
Rare nice fish with long beak
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 4 inch / 10 cm
Size plate:  18.5 by 17 cm
Price: Euro 595.--

Mesolimulus walchii #MW830
Horseshoe crab 
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 12.8 by 10.4 inch / 32 by 26cm
Size fossil: 4.8 inch / 12 cm
Price: Euro 890.-- 
Aeger spinipes #AS0854
Ten-legged lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 5.2 inch / 13 cm
Size plate:  28 by 28 cm
Price: Euro 
Mecochirus longimanus
#ML5929

Nursing-lobster with death trail
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 53 by 27 cm
Size lobster: 5.4 inch / 13.5 cm
Price: Euro 275.--
Aspidoceras spec. #SF5905
Ammonite On small matrix plate
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil : 1.8 inch / 4.5 cm
Price: Euro 20.--
Subplanites rueppelianus#SF5906
Ammonite On small matrix plate
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil : 1.8 inch / 4.5 cm
Price: Euro 20.--
Lamellaptychus spec.#SF5908
2 Ammonite aptychus On small matrix plate
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size largest : 0.6 inch / 1.5 cm
Price: Euro 10.--
Paleastacus fuciformis #SF5909
Small lobster On small matrix plate
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil : 1.8 inch / 4.5 cm
Price: Euro 25.--
Drobna deformis #DD0844
Rare lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 5 inch / 12.5 cm
Size plate:  23.5 by 23.5 cm
Price: Euro 
Antrimpos speciosus #AS0845
Ten-legged lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 3.6 inch / 9 cm
Size plate:  18.5 by 17.5 cm
Price: Euro
450.--
Antrimpos speciosus #AS0846
Ten-legged lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 6 inch / 15 cm
Size plate:  29 by 22 cm
Price: Euro 420.--
Antrimpos speciosus #AS0847
Ten-legged lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 4.6 inch / 11.5 cm
Size plate:  30 by 31.5 cm
Price: Euro 560.--
Antrimpos speciosus #AS0848
Ten-legged lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 6.2 inch / 15.5 cm
Size plate:  35 by 28.5 cm
Price: Euro 
Acantochirana longipes #AL0851
Rare lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size fossil span: 2.8 inch / 7 cm
Size plate:  18.5 by 16.5 cm
Price: Euro 310.--
Mesobelostomum spec. Mini
Robbing water beetle
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 5.6 by 6 inch / 14 by 15 cm
Size fossil: 1.2 inch / 3 cm
Price: Euro 140.--
Plesioteuthis prisca #S011
Baby 
Squid with tentacles
Upper Jurassic
, Lower Tithonian
148 million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 7.2 by 6.8 inch / 18 by 17 cm
Size Body: 3.2 inch / 8 cm
Price: Euro 130.--
Plesioteuthis prisca #S012
Baby 
Squid with tentacles
Upper Jurassic
, Lower Tithonian
148 million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 7.2 by 6 inch / 18 by 15 cm
Size Body: 3.6 inch / 9 cm
Price: Euro 115.--
Mecochirus longimanus
Nursing-lobster
Upper Jurassic, 148 Million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 8.8 by 8.8 inch / 22 by 22 cm
Size fossil: 8 inch / 20 cm
Price: Euro 195.--
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Pycnophlebia robusta
Winged grasshopper
Upper Jurassic 148 million years old
Eichstatt, Germany
Size plate: 10 by 9 inch / 25 by 22.5 cm
Size fossil: 5 inch / 12.5 cm
Price:
Euro