Fossil Crab

Age: 23 - 5 Million Years Old

(Late Oligocene - Early Pleistocene Period)

Species:  Pinnixa Galliheri

Discovered: Monterey Formation, Carmel Valley, CA


~ Pinnixa Galliheri ~

Pinnixa Galliheri Pea Crab Fossil Discovered along California's focal coast, these crabs are found in the plentiful shale south of Monterey Bay, the Monterey Shale. In a quite certain layer, dating to a long time back, we find basically pea crab fossils safeguarded exhaustively in the shale. Commonplace of a tropical beach front climate, these pea crabs are additionally found among the remaining parts of fish, pine needles and cones, palm fronds, and a couple of different types of crabs.


The variety of pea crabs, Pinnixa, actually live today and, surprisingly, along the California Coastline, from Baja to the Pacific Northwest these crabs are plentiful in the Western Pacific.

Fossil Crab ~ Pinnixa Galliheri

SKU: Pinnixa Galliheri Crab #1
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