Good quality crab specimens from the Isle of Sheppey are now becoming scarse to obtain due to over burden falling on fossiliferous beds. This is a lovely piece which has been nicely prepared and exhibits good detail.
If only this was a complete specimen as the detail in this piece is amazing! The specimen consists of a complete tail and a partial body of this well known Pod Shrimp from this classic location. A fantastic study grade or indeed a good drawer specimen.
A good example with lots of detail throughout. There is partial claw and leg appendages preserved within this nodule which is a nice feature for the collector. The London Clay is a sedimentary deposit that was laid down approximately 50-54 million years ago. This specimen will make a lovely addition for the collector of UK fossil crustaceans.
This type of Lobster is the very 'spiny Lobster', very close relatives still survive today. Usually it is the cephalothorax which is to be found and specimens with associated abdominal remains are very rare and usually disarticulated. The specimen itself is slightly disarticulated, however the detail on the head shield is very good. The London Clay is a sedimentary deposit that was laid down under sub-tropical marine conditions approximately 50-54 million years ago. A lovely quality draer fossil for the collector.