Description

    Fossil Crab
    Harpactocarcinus punctulatus
    Eocene
    Monte Baldo Quarry
    Verona, Italy

    This well-preserved "mud crab" has been attached to the matrix rock for presentation, as the delicate nature of the legs of this ancient crustacean were not conducive to being preserved in any other position. Of course, the quality of the fossil is the salient factor here, and this fine example is quite robust with a pair of massive claws. Easily identifiable as a crab, this specimen is very dramatic with a mottled look to its carapace, claws and appendages. The prehistoric decapod is displayed in a lifelike pose and is from a classic locality that is no longer producing these amazing fossils. This singular specimen is very dramatic.
    Overall Measurements: 10.04 x 5.71 x 5.12 inches (25.50 x 14.50 x 13.00 cm)
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    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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