Superb Solnhofen Lobster Fossil
Incredible detail of this amazing fossil
Legs and feelers beautifully preserved
A complete, highly detailed, lobster, discovered in the Solnhofen Limestone deposits, Eichstatt, Germany.
It dates from the Upper Jurassic, 150 million years old.
The detail on this lobster is fantastic.
The first pair of legs are well preserved, and the feelers are just incredible!
Also, look at the natural colour of this creature.
The Solnhofen Limestone Lagerstatte, is one of the most famous fossil sites in the world. Renowned for the incredibly delicate preservation.
Arguably, the most famous fossil of all was discovered here, Archaeopterix.
The quarry originally produced Lithographic Limestone.
During the Jurassic Period, the area was an archipelago, at the edge of the Tethys Sea.
Creatures that died were covered in a soft carbonate mud, preserving so many delicate structures.
This fossil can only be described as museum quality
Size: 14cms x 10cms