Rare, 5.5" Fossil Lobster (Hoploparia) - Lyme Regis, England

 
 
 
This is a rare, fossil lobster (Hoploparia longimana) from the Lyme Regis region of England. It's beautifully preserved inside of a concretion with both claws complete and the tail curled under. The concretion measures 5.5" long but the lobster would be closer to 8" if it has been outstretched.

Ex-Mulrov Collection
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hoploparia longimana
LOCATION
Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Upper Greensand
SIZE
Lobster 5.5" long, about 8" if outstretched
ITEM
#93912
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