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Crab is in a tile image.thumb.jpg.b1c8128a8df77c4d5650546d06825fb5.jpg

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ynot

Where is it from?

How big is it?

 

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It looks like limestone and some type of mineral replacement.

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doushantuo

Is that "lithographic limestone"?

"Plattenkalk"

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It was found on the back of a floor tile.  

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doushantuo

So i gathered:P

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2 minutes ago, ynot said:

Where is it from?

How big is it?

 

Don't know the location it. Was found on the back of a floor tile 

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It is around 1"

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It was on the back of the tile was not man made 

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caterpillar

Maybe the same from pleistocene of East Europe

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Fossildude19

Neat find, whatever it is. :) 

@MB will have some insight on this. 

Regards,

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RJB

Tylus decopodi.  :)

 

RB

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11 minutes ago, RJB said:

Tylus decopodi.  :)

 

RB

:hearty-laugh:

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GeschWhat

That is my kind of floor tile!

 

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caterpillar

Potamon potamios

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MB

From Turkey

:)

 

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1 hour ago, MB said:

From Turkey

:)

 

 

Fraaije, R.H.B., van Bakel, B.W.M., & Jagt, J.W.M (2010)
Exceptional preservation of Pleistocene freshwater crabs from southwest Turkey.
4th symposium on Mesozoic and Cenozoic Decapod Crustaceans: Eichstätt, Germany

 

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DLB

Sweet! Thanks to everyone for their replies and all the help I knew you just don't see these vary often and it was a cool find I guess you never know when you might find a cool fossil. Or were you might find one. ;)

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FossilDAWG

So what's the story?  How did you happen to discover this fossil?  Flipping through floor tiles at Home Depot?

 

Don

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21 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

So what's the story?  How did you happen to discover this fossil?  Flipping through floor tiles at Home Depot?

 

Don

Funny story! it happened to be discovered by a new friend of mine we started talking about hobbies cooking ex... And how I prep fossils such as crab and he told me he had one but he didn't know what or were it was from. I asked were he found it and he said on the back of a tile I  said on way I have to see it he went digging thru some boxes and came out with it. I told him I've never seen anything like it and I may know some people (mb),(RJB) that would probable know. Thing is he said he would find all kinds of fossils on tile leaves ferns and plants but this was the only crab he had found. Guess I should start hunting fossils at Home Depot LOL

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