Fossil, Crab

A fossilised crab ( Trichopeltarion ) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The carapace is the only piece visible in both the top and bottom section.
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I believe this was handed in by J.D.Hall of Hawera between 2006-2009. It had been used as a door stop. On moving house the item became redundant and was offered to PukeAriki. I believe it was found on the South coast near Ohawe, if my memory serves me correctly.

- liz on 22-02-2021 21:42:50

Trichopeltarion gregi. that this is is found at motonau beach north canterbury i doubt if it was found at onaero

- dave allen on 06-07-2018 09:38:18

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