DescriptionSUPERB FOSSIL LOBSTER
Jurassic, Tithonian Stage
Malm Zeta, Solnhofen Formation, Eichstätt, Germany
Solnhofen has long been known as one of the most important fossil localities in the world for the superb quality of its fine-grained lithographic limestone. Even by the standards of the locale, however, this is a truly remarkable specimen. The Eryon was a lobster-like crustacean which could capture large prey with its pinchers, perfectly preserved here in astonishing detail and outstanding three-dimensionality across the whole piece, from the tips of the feelers to the sectional tail fan. A first-class specimen with almost no restoration, it measures 3 inches long in a triangular matrix plate, 8½ x 10 5/8 inches.
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