Two Miocene Pea Crab (Pinnixa) Fossils - California

These are two, 8 million year old fossil "pea crabs", 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. These crab fossils are no exception!

The largest crab measures .9" wide.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Pinnixa galliheri (Rathbun, 1932)
LOCATION
San Luis Obispo County, California
FORMATION
Monterey Formation
SIZE
Largest crab .9" wide on 3.1 x 2" rock
ITEM
#177015
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