.86" Miocene Pea Crab (Pinnixa) Fossil - California

This is an 8 million year old fossil "pea crab", Pinnixa galliheri from San Luis Obispo County, California. The orange coloration is due to iron oxide. This specimen is part of a relatively new find in the Monterey Formation which contains beautifully preserved crabs with complete leg and body preservation. This crab fossil is no exception!

This specimen has been prepared using air-abrasives to completely expose the legs.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pinnixa galliheri (Rathbun, 1932)
LOCATION
San Luis Obispo County, California
FORMATION
Monterey Formation
SIZE
.86" wide on 3.1 x 2.3" rock
ITEM
#177031
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