Eryon arctiformis S3


Order Decapoda, Family Tetrachelidae

GEOLOGICAL AGE: Upper Jurassic
(150 million years old)

STRATIGRAPHIC FORMATION: Solnhofen Plattenkalk (limestone)

LOCATION: Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

DESCRIPTION: This fossil is complete and is situated within 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 two pairs of arms with pincers, with a third pair of arms partly evident. A posteriorly situated pair of legs without pincers is also readily evident. The carapace is finely detailed. This specimen is well-preserved and is surrounded by homogeneous beige limestone matrix, which serves to beautifully contrast with the rich gray-brown chitinous remains of the lobster. One well-repaired crack extends the width of the slab and passes through the most caudal portion of the tail, with another well-repaired crack extending from the right margin of the slab to the right lateral aspect of the tail. A final, very fine crack extends from the lower center portion of the slab upwards to approach the tail of the specimen. This represents a very fine example of the Reptantia Eryon arctiformis sure to add substantively to any collection of the fossils from the Solnhofen Plattenkalk.

GRADE: 3.89 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen- 9.8 cm (3 7/8”) (length) x 7.7 cm (3 1/16”)(width)
Matrix- 18.1 cm (7 1/8”)(length) x 15.9 cm (6 9/32”)(width)


PRICE: $1,250



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