Collector’s Corner

This section is to showcase our exceptional pieces that are perfect for high-end, experienced collectors  that serve as one-of-a-kind natural artwork. These pieces have been accumulated over several years via trading, self-preparation, and friends from across the globe, along with vigilant searching to find pieces befitting homes. All restoration and repair will be noted in item descriptions; several pieces have been re-prepared by Reese’s Rocks to showcase greater detail and contrast, but we do not stain our fossils. Please use the ‘Contact’ page if you have any questions, and enjoy looking through our collection!

Hyphalosaurus Marine Reptile Skeleton from the Jehol Biota

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This is an incredible Cretaceous Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis with beautiful bone detail and preparation, that is nicely outstretched against a wood-backed and coated matrix. The specimen is a freshwater marine reptile from China that was imported in the late 1990s. Hyphalosaurus (syn. Sinohydrosaurus) skeletons are rarely found this large and well-preserved, with white bone against a gray-white shale matrix. The piece has roughly 10-15% restoration on the pelvis and digits, in addition to the coating on the matrix due to its fragility, but the skull, tail, and vertebrae are all original; the skeleton measures an impressive 31″ from head to tail. We can provide more information and pictures upon request; this is one of the largest and best preserved specimens I have seen!

Discosauriscus pulcherrimus Tetrapod from Czechia

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SOLD

This Permian reptiliomorph is famous for its role in mapping the evolution of reptiles – though it is an amphibian – and this 6″ specimen is also a beautiful example of an articulated skeleton. The spine and skull preservation on this piece are outstanding, although the limbs and ribs are present on the piece as well. Discosauriscus is important in science history, though only infrequently do specimens become available. This is an affordable example, with the skull setting it apart from other pieces, perfect for the history fanatic or reptile collector!

Excellent Diplomystus dentatus from the Green River Formation

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$1,200

This phenomenal Diplomystus measures nearly 19″ long, and comes from the 18-inch layer of the Green River Formation. This piece offers excellent details and fine preservation, but the preparation is what makes it an exceptional display piece. The matrix has been cut and polished to outline and accent the fish, which would be at home in any study, kitchen, or library. We are happy to provide more pictures upon request.

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