Exquisitely-Preserved Jurassic Arachnid with Preserved Color

Arachnid Fossil

Arachnida, Araneae

Geological Time: Middle/Late Jurassic

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

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

Code: TF279

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. Notice the preserved color on the body. Spiders are highly-coveted by collectors, and I do not expect this one will last long.

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