2.2" Fossil Lobster (Eryma) - Germany

This is a 2.2" long (including antennae) fossil lobster (Eryma modestiformis) from Solnhofen, Germany. Both claws can be seen outstretched in front of it as well as several of the legs can been seen.

This specimen has a significant amount of color enhancement, particularly to the legs and antennae

Comes with an acrylic stand.

The Solnhofen limestone is a famous Upper Jurassic Lagerstätte in Germany. It is where one of the most famous fossils of all time, Archaeopteryx, was found. The fine-grained limestone makes excellent building materials, which has led to heavy quarrying over the past two centuries, resulting in some spectacular fossils being unearthed including fossil dragonflies, fish, pterosaurs, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, etc.

This area represented an archipelago at the edge of a sea. Due to high salt content, the lowest levels in the water column could not support much life and were largely devoid of oxygen. This lack of oxygen and scavengers on the bottom of the sea led to beautiful fossil preservation.

Eryma modestiformis
Eichstatt, Germany
Solnhofen Limestone
2.2" long (not including antennae), 10.6 x 9.2" Rock
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