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Horseshoe Crab Legs?

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ntrusc

Hi all,

I recently found this upper carb Belinurus from the uk which looks like it has preservation of the legs.

It is crushed flat and split from the underside, has anyone got any other specimens for comparison?

Regards

Neil.

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Missourian
I recently found this upper carb Belinurus from the uk which looks like it has preservation of the legs.

It is crushed flat and split from the underside, has anyone got any other specimens for comparison?

Nice! I must say that's the first I've seen with legs preserved.

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ntrusc

Thanks MIssourian, I,ve heard of others but haven't been able to find any pics of any.

Neil.

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Fossildude19

Neil,

I enjoy seeing your finds - This is AWESOME! :wub:

Congratulations on a rare find.

Regards,

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lissa318

Nice find!!! I love horseshoe crabs! There was a post on here not long ago that I tried to find but couldn't... Here is another one where some members shared horseshoe pics. I would be thrilled to find one! Congrats! :)

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/27286-horseshoe-crab/?hl=+horseshoe%20+crab%20+legs

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ntrusc

Thanks Tim, thanks Lissa.

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AgrilusHunter

Wow, that is only the second horseshoe crab fossil I've seen with legs. Congrats on the great find!

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Terry Dactyll

Neil.... fabulous.... Nice to see this again....

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piranha

For comparison I found some examples of Palaeolimulus with good preservation of the prosomal appendages:

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Babcock, L.E., & Merriam, D.F. (2000)

Horseshoe crabs (Arthropoda: Xiphosurida) from the Pennsylvanian of Kansas and elsewhere.

Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 103(1-2):76-94

Babcock, L.E., Merriam, D.F., & West, R.R. (2000)

Paleolimulus, an early limuline (Xiphosurida), from Pennsylvanian‐Permian Lagerst tten of Kansas and taphonomic comparison with modern Limulus.

Lethaia 33(3):129-141

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ntrusc

Thanks agrilus hunter, thanks steve.

Thanks for the pics Piranha, excellent examples.

Cheers

Neil.

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t-tree

Neil.....Great find you have a brilliant collection of Horseshoe crabs fossils.

John

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Nandomas

Neil, I am flattened by your find. Congratulations :)

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ntrusc

Thanks.

Regards

Neil.

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