Offered is a very rare partial bird; a 16cm. An extinct rail and a relative of modern gallinules and coots, preserved in very fine detail, including a complete skull with both mandibles and articulated neck vertebrae. The specimen is preserved in approximate lateral compression; bones of one rear limb are present, showing the femur, knee joint and fused tibia and fibula. There is also a displaced, but articulated wing structure, part of the pelvis and abdominal structures too............ A fascinating and displayable legacy of Eocene life at an affordable price!
The item "Fine rare 16cm near-complete bird Messelornis cristata complete skull intact" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Birds". The seller is "ihjatefootball" and is located in Solihull. This item can be shipped worldwide.