Italy once produced many fine specimens of crabs from the Eocene, but like many of the classic quarries in Europe, it is now closed and will no longer produce specimens. This fossil crab has been professionally prepared to showcase the beautiful preservation of fossils from that quarry. The carapace is detailed and bears several spines along the sides while the claws; almost as if the crab is ready to scuttle off the original rock on which it sits. These pieces are very rare and scarce within the fossil collector realm.
8 x 6.5"
Age: 33 - 56 Million Years Ago
This item includes a certificate of authenticity and info card