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    SPECTACULAR FOSSIL SHRIMP - POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
    Aeger tipularis
    Jurassic Tithonian Stage
    Malm Zeta, Solnhofen Formation, Eichstätt, Germany

    This incredible fossil represents one of the finest examples of the world-famous specimens from the lithographic limestone lagerstätte of Solnhofen in southern Germany. Not only is it most unusual to find a fossil in both its positive and negative forms, but even by the standards of this high-quality locale, this shrimp boasts exceptional preservation and detail. On both halves the slender antennae curve gracefully across the matrix, emerging from the well-defined head with good detail to the rostrum and even to the eye. The mass of combed walking legs and swimmerets shows excellent definition and the body and tail shell exhibit terrific three-dimensionality, even retaining their enamel-like finish. A truly world-class piece, the fossil itself measures 5½ inches around the curve displaying a lovely brown color against the soft pale cream of the irregularly shaped matrices, each approximately 15 x 14 inches.


    Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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