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Fossil Shrimp Pair from Solnhofen, Antrimpos - 5.75 inches

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  • Beautiful fossil shrimp positive/negative pair from Solnhofen Limestone.
  • Species: Antrimpos speciosus
  • Age: Upper Jurassic, Tithonian (150.8 million to 145.5 million years ago)
  • Locality: Solnhofen layers, Malm zeta 2, Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Matrix measures 11.5”
 x 9”
 x 0.5” (each slab) ; Specimen body in its current bent position measures 3.38”
 x 2.27" (and 5.75” max including antennae) 
  • Weight: 6.01 lbs

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!