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La Brea Tar Pit Showcase - Hydrophilus (Water Beetle) - Rough Tar - SOLD 2.43"

La Brea Tar Pit Showcase - Hydrophilus (Water Beetle) - Rough Tar - SOLD 2.43"

The return of the La Brea Tar Pits! We are excited to share this Second Edition specimen once more, including rare Hydrophilus and showcase fossils! 

Above: The front of the Specimen Card for the Tar Pit Specimen. (Source:  Smilodon californicus and Canis dirus fight over a Mammuthus columbi carcass in the La Brea Tar Pits, Robert Bruce Horsfall, 1913)

The La Brea Tar Pits are among the most well-known petroleum seeps in the world. Over millennia, such seeps can become lake-like formations and trap unwary wildlife. Excavated animal remains at La Brea comprise nearly 700 different species, some dating back 40,000 years to the Late Pleistocene.

This specimen is a 2.43" piece of La Brea tar material which contains a complete Hydrophilus or Water Beetle carapace. A small information card is also included, which serves as the certificate of authenticity.

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