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Fossilised Insect (Water Strider) Solnhofen, Germany

£29.70

(Actual as seen)

SIZE:   71 x 76 x 5mm
(2.8 x 2.99 x 0.2 inches)

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All of our Fossils are 100% Genuine Specimens & come with a Certificate of Authenticity!

Specimen: Fossilised Insect (Water Strider)
Age: Jurassic
Location Found: Solnhofen, Germany

Prehistoric insects are various groups of insects that lived before recorded history and formed a very important part of the food chain, as they do today. Insects have inhabited the Earth since before the time of the dinosaurs, with the earliest identifiable insect fossil being the Devonian Rhyniognatha hirsti, a Springtail, estimated to have lived 407 to 396 million years ago! One of the main differences between modern insects and prehistoric insects, like many other creatures of prehistory, was their size. Prehistoric varieties tended to be much larger than their modern-day equivalents. This size difference is thought to be due to higher atmospheric oxygen levels, higher temperatures and the absence of birds as key predators of insect life.

ACTUAL AS SEENThe image shows the EXACT unique specimen you will receive. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device.

Additional information

Origin

Germany

Era

jurassic

Unique

(Actual as seen)

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