Crab - Articulated Skeleton - Coeloma balticum

Description
Crab - Articulated Skeleton - Coeloma balticum
PALEOGENE-Oligocene, Rupelian (27.82–33.9 million years) - Germany

Coeloma is an extinct genus of crabs belonging to the order Dacapoda. The genus has many species and a crab fossil record extending from the Eocene to Miocene.

This one is from a Quarry near Peine, Germany, Rupelian.
The specimen is in a hard phosphate concretion that preserved all the nice details of the crab: carapace spines and eyes are well conserved.
It preserves both claws.
It is 7.5 cm.

Lot details
Specimen
Crab
Object
Articulated Skeleton
Scientific name
Coeloma balticum
Origin
Germany
Geological Period
PALEOGENE-Oligocene, Rupelian (27.82–33.9 million years)
Condition
Good condition
Treatment
Stabilised
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