Fossil remains of an elasmosaurus

One of the specimens showing fragments of fossilized bones before preparation

One of the specimens showing fragments
of fossilized bones before preparation

Finished specimen: the bones were exposed and preserved

Finished specimen: the bones were exposed
and preserved

Another slab containing fragile bones before preparation work

Another slab containing fragile bones before preparation work

The finished slab is now on display in the Natural History museum of Bielefeld

The finished slab is now on display in the
Natural History museum of Bielefeld

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From the Natural History Museum of Bielefeld I received a request to prepare the rare remains of fossilized bones of an Elasmosaurus from Germany. The extremely fragile fossils were exposed as good as possible and secured properly.

After preparation, the fossils were included in the exhibition rooms of the museum in 2017.

Locality: Kreidegrube Saturn, Kronsmoor (Schleswig-Holstein)

Formation: Upper Cretaceous

Inventory number: namu-ES/kro-36084

Natural History Museum Bielefeld