Red Beds, Archer City Formation
Archer County, Texas, USA
A true Texas treasure, this fossil "spine" from Dimetrodon is not only unique and a bona fide example of a Permian fossil from the Lone Star State, but it is seminal for its quality. The vertebra and processes are 100 percent real and associated. The only restoration on the entire piece was necessary to re-articulate the fragments. In addition, the tip is real - which is the rarity - since the tips are often broken or missing. The fossil is presented with a custom metal armature to showcase this item from the "Sail Fin" synapsid which predated the Dinosaurs, although it is commonly mistaken as belonging with the "terrible lizards."
Overall Measurements: 20.00 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches (50.80 x 22.86 x 7.62 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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