Spectacular Tumidocarcinus giganteus - Huge Crab!

Name: Tumidocarcinus giganteus
Age:  Miocene
Formation:  Glenafric Beach
Location:  Waipara, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Size: Crab is about 6 inches across

Specimen SS1072

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This is an amazing crab fossil. It is a large Tumidocarcinus giganteus from the Miocene of New Zealand. This crab was found in a very hard, dense concretion, and the concretion has been laboriously prepared to reveal this fabulous fossil - the preparation of this specimen took a full 50 hours!  The crab is extremely 3-dimensionally preserved and exhibits great detail. The carapace, HUGE claws, and ALL of the legs are intact and beautifully displayed. This is very rare - usually, only a few of the legs are fossilized. The arthropod has excellent natural color and anazing contrast and is well displayed in the large concretion. This is a very complete and collectible specimen of this HUGE fossil crab from Down Under.

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