1.9" Triassic Fossil Shrimp (Litopenaeus) in Nodule - Madagascar

This is a Lower Triassic (247 million year old) fossil shrimp preserved inside of a concretion. It was collected from the Lower Triassic Karoo Formation in Ambilobe, Madagascar. These Lower Triassic shrimp fossils are some of the oldest known shrimp fossils in the world.

There is a repaired crack through this nodule half which required some touch up restoration. Only the pictured half of this nodule is included.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Litopenaeus sp.
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
FORMATION
Karoo Formation
SIZE
1.9" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#155917
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