Mesolimulus walchi S2

Mesolimulus walchi
Mesolimulus walchi Mesolimulus walchi plate Mesolimulus walchi Mesolimulus walchi carapace Mesolimulus walchi telson


GENUS/SPECIES NAME:  Mesolimulus walchi

Class Merostomata, Order Xiphosurida,
Family Mesolimulidae

GEOLOGICAL AGE: Upper Jurassic
(150 million years old)

STRATIGRAPHIC FORMATION: Solnhofen Plattenkalk (limestone)

LOCATION: Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany

DESCRIPTION:  This is a beautiful example of a horseshoe crab fossil derived from the world-famous Solnhofen limestone of Eichstatt, Germany. 

This fossil is well-situated upon the matrix in the dorsal posture and is well-expanded, complete and large. A death track extends along much the length of the tail spine (telson). The prosoma (head) and carapace are well-defined, and the preparation is superb. This is an excellent specimen for the collector which combines both scientific rarity with distinguished preparator skill.

GRADE: 4.5 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system.

Specimen-20.1 cm (nearly 8”)(length) x
10.1 cm (4”)(width)
Matrix-40.8 cm (height) x 40.4 cm (width)


PRICE: $2,400



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Price: $2,400.00