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This fossilized crab from Madagascar (Macrophthalmus sp). is amazing!  Little is known about their locality, except that they come from the former Mahajanga Province. (Known as Majunga Province, in colonial French.) They date from the Pliocene Epoch (2.58-5.33 million years ago). 


Mahajanga is a port city on the north coast of Madagascar. The waterfront Corniche is a boulevard backed with palms and street-food stalls that leads to a massive baobab tree. The city’s seafront is lined with beaches, including Plage du Grand Pavois, backed by restaurants. Nearby, the Cirque Rouge is a canyon with striking red cliffs. Across Bombetoka Bay, the lighthouse at Katsepy village offers panoramic views.

Ancient Fossil Crab

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