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Fossil Crab Preserved In Travertine | Potamon potamios | Turkey

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Species: Potamon potamios
Age: Pleistocene (<400k years)
Location: Denizli Basin, Southwest Turkey

 

Approx. specimen size: 1.25" x 1.25" ( including legs)

Approx. matrix size: 4" x 3.25" x 1.25"

Acrylic case/stand is included (see picture for reference)

This cute little fellow is a fossil freshwater crab preserved in travertine.  It is spectacularly preserved as a 3D outer cast within a cavity in white travertine.

Travertine is a form of limestone deposited around mineral springs.  It is often used as a building material. These crabs are discovered when workers are sawing blocks of travertine and cut into voids.