Fossil Shrimp from Solnhofen, Aeger spinipes - 9 inches

$900.00 USD

Inventory quantity available: 1
  • Beautiful fossil shrimp from Solnhofen Limestone.
  • Species: Aeger spinipes
  • Age: Upper Jurassic, Tithonian (150.8 million to 145.5 million years ago)
  • Locality: Solnhofen layers, Malm zeta 2, Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Matrix L - 13.75”
 x 13.5”
 x 0.5” ; Specimen body in its current bent position measures 4.25”
 x 2.5"W (and 9” max including antennae) 
  • Weight: 3.09 lbs
  • Note: specimen has been touched up during preparation to enhance contrast/colour 

The Solnhofen Limestone encompasses what was once a network of placid lagoons during the Jurassic Period in Bavaria, Germany. Among the famous and rare discoveries here include archaeopteryx and pterosaurs. The preservation in this deposit is so remarkable that fossils of soft-bodied organisms like jellyfish and squid have been found!