Fossils from Lebanon - Strange Creatures of the Sea
FossilRealm.com has just uploaded several rare and fascinating fossil specimens from famous fossil locales of Lebanon - which boast some of the finest fossils in the world. Pictured above is a bizarre predatory mantis shrimp fossil beside a modern day descendant from Thailand.
These fossils date back to the Middle Cretaceous Period, about 95 million years ago. They are preserved in a fined grained limestone, which is ideal for capturing the details of the animal tissues - these creatures really seem to be alive and swimming!