Aeger tipularis S7

Aeger tipularis
Aeger tipularis Aeger tipularis plate Aeger tipularis antenna Aeger tipularis legs Aeger tipularis uropod Aeger tipularis


SPECIES NAME:  Aeger tipularis

Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Order Decapoda, Family Aegeridae

GEOLOGICAL AGE: Upper Jurassic
(150 million years old)

STRATIGRAPHIC FORMATION: Solnhofen Plattenkalk (limestone)

LOCATION: Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

DESCRIPTION:  This is a moderately sized, very attractive fossil of the Jurassic era crustacean Aeger tipularis, preserved within the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This complete and moderately-sized specimen of Aeger tipularis is well-situated just to the left of center upon a very large block of Solnhofen limestone, with the carapace, abdomen and uropod well-preserved, and with the legs nicely derived. A small defect of the proximal rostrum is evident.  The antenna all gracefully extend from the specimen, with one longer specimen flowing downwards into the inferior third of the slab. The block of limestone is solid with the exception of one well-repaired, fine crack which extends the width of the block and which passes through the abdomen to proximal uropod (tail) portion of the shrimp.  The slab exhibits both a faint golden-orange tinge along the left margin as well as beautiful golden-orange tinge with numerous artistic splotches of darker orange-brown staining and marginal dentrites (inferior margin).  This is a very fine example of a well-preserved, very large Solnhofen shrimp at an affordable price.

GRADE:  3.43 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen- 12.8 cm (5”)(length-outer curve from tip of rostrum (head) to end of uropod(tail)), with width of carapace being up to 1.7 cm and long antenna length = 16.2 cm (17.3”)
Matrix-  44.0 cm (10.9”)(length) x  34.5 cm


PRICE: $850



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Price: $850.00