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Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820

Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
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Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820
Mecochirus longimanatus SCHLOTHEIM, 1820

Products description

This Limulus fossil from the Solnhofen limestone is a large and inexpensive specimen of a horseshoe crab. Unfortunately, the fossil was incompletely recovered from the quarry. Therefore the middle part of this fossil horseshoe crab is restored in shape. This is a classical restoration, after all, this part of the fossil was primarily preserved and is gone now. So it is not a completion. However this restoration can also be clearly identified immediately. The fossil Limulus is about 175 mm long. What is actually a quite remarkable size in size. The fossil substance itself shows an excellent and detailed preservation.
It is a shame that this Mesolimulus walchi was incompletely recovered.
After all this Solnhofen Limulus is far from perfect, but it is a large, nice  and honest fossil.

 

 
 

Location:

Eichstätt, Solnhofen, Germany 
Size of plate:about 280 x 245 mm
Age:Upper Jurasic , Malm zeta (about. 150 Mill. years)

Shipping time: 3-4 Days
Product no.: 10962
175,00 EUR
7 % VAT incl.