Antrimpos speciosus S4

Antrimpos speciosus
Antrimpos speciosus Antrimpos speciosus plate Antrimpos speciosus rostrum Antrimpos speciosus legs Antrimpos speciosus uropod


SPECIES NAME:  Antrimpos speciosus

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 large, beautifully prepared and gorgeous fossil of the Jurassic era crustacean Antrimpos speciosus, preserved within the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This complete, fully extended and exquisitely prepared specimen of Antrimpos speciosus is well-centered in the upper third of a nice slab of Solnhofen limestone, with the rostrum, carapace, abdomen and uropod exceedingly well-preserved and intricately derived, as are the legs.  The chelicerae (mouthparts) are exceedingly well-prepared and prominently evident. A number of the remaining legs are well-defined.  A long and gracefully flowing antenna extends towards the inferior margin of the slab. One well-repaired and virtually invisible fine crack extends the length of the slab and passes through the caudalmost portion of the abdomen and the distal portion of the antenna. The artistry of the artist, just as with a fine piece of art, defines the artwork’s value. This is also true for the artistry of the preparator, which is remarkable in this specimen.  This is a superb, amazingly well-prepared example of a very well-preserved, large and beautiful Solnhofen shrimp at a reasonable price.

GRADE:  4.29 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen- 17.2 cm (6.77”)(length-outer curve from tip of rostrum (head) to end of uropod(tail)), with width of carapace being up to 2.6 cm and long antenna length = 17.5 cm (6.9”)
Matrix-  28.3cm (11.1”)(length) x  23.5 cm
(9 1/4”)(width)


PRICE: $700



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Price: $700.00