Harpactocarcinus punctulatus – Eocene – Italy

Harpactocarcinus punctulatus

Eocene

near Verona, in northern Italy

 

Specimen 01

FOSSIL CRAB – incredible preservation – Italy

Item number: 260370823534

Starting bid: US $599.00 0 bids

Ended: Mar-09-09 15:52:12 PDT

Seller:  fossilrealm ( 498 )

This is an excellent example of mud crab ( Harpactocarcinus punctulatus) that belongs to the Xanthidae family. It dates back to the Eocene Age approximately 45 – 55 million years ago. Collected in a quarry which is now closed near Verona, in northern Italy. Amazingly preserved fossil crab.  Great preservation and preparation. This fossil crab is missing its legs. The fossil crab measures 2.5 inches across the carapace. Width of carapace is 1.75 inches. Matrix is approximately 3 by 3 inches.

 

Specimen 02

FOSSIL CRAB – incredible preservation – Italy

Item number: 260370824262

Starting bid: US $599.00 0 bids

Ended: Mar-09-09 15:54:26 PDT

Seller:  fossilrealm ( 498 )

A beautiful specimen of a mud crab from the Xanthidae family ( Harpactocarcinus punctulatus). It dates back to the Eocene Age approximately 45 – 55 million years ago. Collected from a  quarry which is now closed – the Monte Badlo quarry  near Verona in northern Italy. Amazingly preserved fossil crab. Italy. Great preservation and preparation.Nicely detailed rostral spines. This specimen is missing its legs. The fossil crab measures 2.75 inches across the carapace and 2.5 inches wide. The matrix is approximately 5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. The crab is  standing 2 inches in heght above the matrix.

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