This is a museum quality reproduction of a Confuciusornis sanctus, genus of extinct crow-sized birds that lived during the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous (roughly 161 million to 100 million years ago). Certain fossils are just too costly and some are one-of-a-kind specimens that can only be viewed at museums. The replica Confuciusornis sanctus measures 142mm x 48mm on a matrix 212mm x 108mm.

Confuciusornis fossils were discovered in the Chaomidianzi Formation of Liaoning province, China, in ancient lake deposits mixed with layers of volcanic ash. These fossils were first described by Hou Lianhai and colleagues in 1995. Confuciusornis was about 25 cm (roughly 10 inches) from beak to pelvis. It possessed a small triangular snout and lacked teeth.

Price: 27.00

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Confuciusornis sanctus. NP Collectables
RF347 Confuciusornis sanctus
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