14th Archaeopteryx on the Fossil show “Fossilien-Börse 2017”

Sensation: The 14th specimen primitive Bird fossil Archaeopteryx from Solnhofan was sold  last Weekend on the Fossil Show “Fossilien Boerse  2017”

A Rare fossil of the species Archaeopteryx lithographica was sold at the Fossil show in Leinfelden Echterdingen near Stuttgart. It is the 14th find of its kind ever. It is better known as a primitive bird and as an icon of evolutionary theory. Since 1860 this is the 14th find of Archeopteryx ever. After the first find of the spring from the year 1860 as well as the first skeletal finds the “Londoner specimen” in 1861 this find was made just this winter 2016. It was already been sold on 26.03.2017 at the Fossilien-Börse.

Solnhofen Plate Archaeopteryx nr. 14 the 14th specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica from Solnhofen

Even the fossil is only an incomplete skeletal fossil. That has no head and shows also no father imprints. It is doubtless a  sensation and a star hour of palaeontology. From the leading Solnhofen and Dinosaur experts this piece is lovingly called “Half Roasted Chicken”. Since it is an incomplete skeletal find that shows roughly 50% on the animal. Unfortunately the opposite side is not found. Also the name “Fossil Show Archaeopteryx ” is currently in use for this fossil. The finder Mr. S. Claus found this fossil during a walk in December last year as a isolated plate. Therefore, unfortunately, the opposite side and the connecting pieces are missing. Due to the importance of this find, an emergency excavation and search is currently under way in the lithographic limestone quarry. However, what is surplus in fossil substance will enable the research for the coming years to provide unprecedented insights into the way of life of the primitive birds from Solnhofen. In the region of the cervical vertebra, some Araucariae scales are preserved. This could be a first indication of an at least partially vegetarian diet of  Archeopteryx. Whether the Jurassic chicken  was interested ih the Araucaria seeds or insects hidden in the pin shed is still unclear. There is still a need for research in all cases.   The handover took place in the best tradition of the fossil show in underground car park. From one trunk to another. Many large and small fossil sensations have already changed their owners here . We wish a nice April 1st.

New Homepage for the fossil show “Fossilien-Boerse” in the Filderhalle near Stuttgart

We a happy to welcome you on our new homepage for the Fossil Show “Fossilien Boerse”.

The new website for the fossil show called “Fossilien-Boerse”  in the Filderhalle near Stuttgart is online .
This internet page for the Fossil Show  is available in German and finally in  English as well.
There are more event information available. Like further information’s  how to get to the show and the parking facilities and the P + R system of the city of Leinfelden-Echterdingen.
In addition, the internet page site is now better suited for viewing on mobile devices and can be better structured.
The old website of the Fossils Show is still available, but it is not updated anymore. The location  After the unexpected cancellation of Petrefakta 2015 in December 2014, a website for the new Fossil event had to be created fast. At that time, the event itself was not entirely safe to find place.  Many exhibitors, who had already booked the predecessors’ events, registered in a very short time, and presented a rich collection of fossils and paleontological exhibits from many countries. After two successful events, it will be time to adapt the homepage for this fossil event of the year. On March 25th and 26th, 2017, the next  show for fossil collectors , professional and hobby palaeontologists will once again present a uniquely concentrated and versatile range of fossils, collector’s items and palaeontological literature as well as fossil journals. Since 1996 is at this location a show for fossils and we look optimistic for the years that will come.

Here is a link to the old Fossils show Homepage, that was mainly published  in German language.

Fossil Show Banner Fossilien Boerse in the Filderhalle near Stuttgart