Description

    LARGE LEBANESE FOSSIL SHRIMP
    Carpopenaeus callirostris
    Upper Cretaceous
    Haqil, Byblos, Lebanon

    This unusually large fossil shrimp from Lebanon is a very robust specimen.Taking up virtually the entire matrix rock it is found on, this piece also features numerous, large antennae protruding from the shrimp. The rock does exhibit several tool marks likely associated with digging the specimen out of the rock - which appears to be a slightly harder matrix than is common with other similar pieces and the fact that the fossil is so robust for this variety. The size of the shrimp, unique shape of the rock and dual coloration of the fossil remains combine to make this an intriguing specimen. Set on a metal matte and secured in a black frame, this specimen is ready for wall hanging.
    Measurements: Frame - 13 x 8.625 inches (33.02 x 21.91 cm). Rock - 4 x 3.75 inches (10.16 x 9.53 cm). Shrimp - 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) long.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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