Holmsella sp.          

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    Holmsella sp.; an  Extinct Primitive shark

    very rare shark skin specimen. This matrix piece is covered with dermal denticals. Shark skin impressions with denticals are extremely rare and a Paleozoic age find adds to the rarity.  An exceptional collector's piece from an old collection!

    Age: Pennsylvanian (295 mya) ; Dennis Fm.

    Location: Hansen Quarry, La Platte, Nebraska

    Z144            SIZE: 4" x 2-1/2"


    This catalog includes a great selection of very rare Mississippian age (347 MM years ago) and Pennsylvanian age (300 MM years ago). The Paleozoic sharks are the first to evolve and the quantity of fossilized specimens is very small. The Paleozoic specimens are incredibly rare compared to the later period sharks, but are still affordable! Note - I added some incredible Nebraska and Iowa pieces from an old collection assembled during 1950-1980s. These locations are no longer in existence.