Permian Red Beds, Archer City Formation
Archer County, Texas, USA
This fossil from the Lone Star State is a singular "spine" from Dimetrodon, a synapsid reptile of note for predating the Dinosaurs. This Permian aged example is one of the projections from the "Sail-Fin" and a high quality specimen with minimal restoration. The bony protuberance is anchored by a vertebra, and the entire piece is surprisingly solid, snapping into a custom metal armature that curves with the spine. This is a great representation of Texas Permian fossil material from a major player in a major ecosystem.
Overall Measurements: 31.00 x 1.75 x 1.75 inches (78.74 x 4.44 x 4.44 cm)
Note: Lot 72210 is shown as a reference image of the same species.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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