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    FOSSIL CRAB
    Cancer sismondae
    Miocene
    Puglia, Italy

    This fine example of a fossilized crab has been artfully prepared on the original sandstone block to afford unobstructed views of both the carapace and the structure of the underside of the soft body that the shell protects. Crabs are known from as far back as Jurassic times, although a primitive crab (Imocaris) dates as far back as the Carboniferous, 350-300 million years ago. With finely shaped claws and interesting detail to the rim of the shell, this example measures 7¼ inches across and stands 7¾ inches high.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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