Exquisitely-Preserved Jurassic Spider Fossil

Araneae (spider)

Arachnida, Araneae

Geological Time: Middle/Late Jurassic

Size: (25.4mm=1 inch): Spider fosil is 15 mm long Matrix: 50 mm by 85 mm

Fossil Site: Juilongshan Formation, Daohu Valley, Ningcheng County, Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia), China

Fossil Code: TF277

Price: Sold

Jurassic Spider FossilDescription: The Daohuguo Beds in Inner Mongolia have yielded a fauna much like that of the somewhat younger Yixian Formation. This is a well preserved spider similar to the orb-weavers seen today. Preservation of this 165 million year old example is astonishing. Spiders are highly-coveted by collectors, and I do not expect this one will last long.

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