Large Fossil Shrimp from Solnhofen, Aeger elegans - 7.5 inches
- Beautiful, huge fossil shrimp from Solnhofen Limestone.
- Species: Aeger elegans
- Age: Upper Jurassic, Tithonian (150.8 million to 145.5 million years ago)
- Locality: Solnhofen layers, Malm zeta 2, Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany.
- Matrix measures 13.5” W x 13.5” x 0.5” ; Specimen body in its current bent position measures 4.5” x 3"W (and 7.5” max including antennae)
- Weight: 7.25 lbs
- Note: specimen displays incredible preservation and is exceptionally large.
- Aeger elegans is also a rarer species than Aeger spinipes.
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!