In detail preserved horseshoe crab of the genus "Mesolimulus walchi" from the world-famous Solnhofen Limestones in Germany.
The horseshoe crab is a "living fossil" that still occurs today at the shallow sand coasts of tropical seas.
The Mesolimulus is 13.5 cm long.
Professional preparation by an experienced limestone taxidermist.
Discovery site: Quarry Wintershof near Eichstätt / Bavaria (Germany)
- Horseshoe Crab
- On matrix
- Scientific name
- Mesolimulus walchi - Solnhofener Plattenkalke
- Geological Period
- JURASSIC -Upper Jurassic, Tithonian (145.0–152.1 million years)
- prepared, Stabilised
- 29×19×2 cm
- 2.6 kg