Eryon arctiformis S2

Eryon arctiformis
Eryon arctiformis Eryon arctiformis-plate Eryon arctiformis antenna Eryon arctiformis right pincer Eryon arctiformis left pincer Eryon arctiformis tail



Order Decapoda, Family Tetrachelidae

GEOLOGICAL AGE: Upper Jurassic
(150 million years old)

STRATIGRAPHIC FORMATION: Solnhofen Plattenkalk (limestone)

LOCATION: Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

DESCRIPTION:  This is a very nice example of the Jurassic lobster Eryon arctiformis, preserved within the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This fossil is complete and is situated near the center of a slab of Solnhofen limestone in a ventral (underside) posture.  The head with eyes and antenna are well preserved, as are the carapace, tail and many of the  arms with pincers. A posteriorly situated pair of legs without pincers is at least partly seen.  The specimen is surrounded by dark gray dendrites, which adds dramatic contrast to the rich brown hues of the lobster. This represents a fine example of the Reptantia Eryon arctiformis sure to add substantively to any collection of the fossils from the Solnhofen Plattenkalk.

GRADE: 3.78 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen- 11.2 cm (4 3/8”) (length) x 7 cm (2.76”)(width)
Matrix- 24.5 cm (9.65”)(length) x 21.2 cm (8.35”)(width)


PRICE: $1,400



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Price: $1,400.00