Primitive Eocene Raninoides Crab Fossil from Washington State

Raninoides oregonensis

Class Malacostraca, Order Decapoda, Family Raninidae

Geological Time: Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Crab fossil carapace is 30 mm in length, 20 mm across on a 49 mm by 35 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Huko River Formation, Clallam County, Washington

Fossil Code: AAF344

Price: $95.00


Raninoides oregonensis Crab FossilDescription: This is a member of the Raninidae, or Frog Crabs thought by some researchers to be a very Raninoidesprimitive family. Note the unusual carapace and the preserved front limbs on this crab with most atypical morphology thought to be an adaptation for digging in the substrate.

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