Large Solnhofen Fossil Shrimp

Aeger sp.

Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacean, Class Malacostraca

Geological Time: Late Jurassic, Kimmeridgian Stage

Size: Shrimp:125 mm (along curve)

Fossil Site: Solnhofen Limestone, Eichstatt, Germany

Description: This is a fine example of a shrimp from the lithographic limestone deposits of Eichstatt, Germany, of the species Aeger. These 150 million year old deposits are famous for their exceptionally well-preserved organisms, the most famous of which are the handful of specimens of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx. Crustaceans such as this rarely remain in articulation, making this a fine piece. The specimen is artistically displayed on this trapezoidal limestone matrix.

Also see: Solnhofen Fossils

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