Tumidocarcinus giganteus Fossil Crab
Tumidocarcinus giganteus Fossil Crab
Tumidocarcinus giganteus Fossil Crab
Tumidocarcinus giganteus Fossil Crab
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Tumidocarcinus giganteus Fossil Crab

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Tumidocarcinus giganteus 

Montunau / Glenafric Beach, New Zealand 

Miocene epoch 23 to 5.3 million years old

Specimen size: 8.75" across

Height with stand: approx 10" 

Experts fossil preparation on both sides of the concretion.

These beaches have yielded numerous specimens of decapod crustaceans, the lobsters and crabs, over the decades, and the composition of the decapod fauna suggests an offshore setting for the Greta Siltstone and Mt Brown Formation exposed at Motunau and Glenafric Beaches, respectively.

 

Custom welded metal stand included.