Sympathetically framed Lobster
Wonderful preservation &amp;amp;amp; colour
Close up of pincers
Name: Lobster, Palinurus.
Age: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian (97.5 to 91m yrs old).
Fossil Site: Limestone deposits of Hakel, Hajoula, Lebanon.
Description: Palinurus is an ancestor of todays spiny lobsters.
They are found in the Lower Cenomanian at a depth of around 270m below the surface.
In life the environment of these creatures was a warm shallow sea.
The current unrest in the area makes it more difficult to obtain these fossils.
Just look at the incredible detail and preservation of this fossil.
In as found state, these fossils are hard to see, so it has been naturally coloured for better presentation.
What a superb piece to hang in the home or office.
Fossil: 25cm x 17cm
Frame: 38cm x 28.5cm
Comparative currencies: US$ 780 EUR 570 Yen 63000