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    FOSSIL SPIDER ON MATRIX
    Araneae Order
    Green River Formation
    Hawes Quarry, Rio Blanco County, Colorado

    Spiders are so common in the world today that you are never more than a few feet from a spider. Yet spiders are fairly rare throughout the fossil record, this is mainly due to scavenging and quick disarticulation and fragmentation after death. The Green River Formation, where this specimen is from, is one of the few fossil beds that have rare articulated spider fossils. This spider not only is articulated, but has preserved color banding on its legs, showing the color patterns that the spider possessed 42 million years ago. The spider has a ½ inch leg-span and is on a matrix measuring 1 x 1 ½ inches.


    Estimate: $300 - $500.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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