Bellissimo Trilobite Fossile XL. - Scheletro fossile - Trilobite Drotops Megalomanicus. - 120 mm - 70 mm
Scientific name: Potamon sp. Crab
Location: Denizli Basin, Southwest Turkey
Geological Formation: Travertine Deposits of Denizli Basin
Age: Pleistocene ( years)
Size: 7cm - Plate: 17cm x 12cm x 5,5cm
This is a spectacular fossil freshwater crab (Potamon sp.) preserved in travertine from the Denizli Basin in Southwest Turkey. The crab exhibits amazingly detailed, 3d preservation. It's totally coated and preserved as a three-dimensional outer cast within a natural cavity of a white travertine matrix. It is covered by an inorganic film of calcium carbonate.
Travertine is a type of limestone that forms around mineral springs. It is often quarried for use as a building material, and that is how these crabs were discovered, during the quarrying of the stone slabs. The travertine deposits in the Denizli Basin are Pleistocene in age, having been formed within the past 400,000 years.
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