2" Cretaceous Soft-Bodied Worm (pos/neg) - Hakel, Lebanon

 
 
 
This is a rare, soft-bodied worm from the Cretaceous aged, marine deposits near Hakel, Lebanon. The worm would be around 2.5" long if outstretched and both the positive and negative sides of the split rock are included.

The discovery of amazingly preserved marine fossils near Hakel, Lebanon dates back many centuries. In fact they were first mentioned in writing by Herodotus, over 450 years before the birth of Christ. The first scientific work on these localities began in the 1800's and these deposits have been meticulously quarried by several Lebanese families for over a century. We purchase our specimens directly from one of these families that have worked the quarries for generations.

These deposits represent a warm, shallow sea and have yielded over 70 types of fish as well as numerous other genre found no where else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including including examples of soft bodied preservation.


A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon

FOR SALE
$175
DETAILS
SPECIES
Polychaete Annelid Worm
LOCATION
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
SIZE
2.1" long
ITEM
#70145
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