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Lot 0148
Lower Cretaceous Period, 145-110 million years BP. A fossil cricket in matrix, from the Crato Formation, near Ceara, Brazil. 328 grams, 11.5 x 11cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/4"). From an old Lincolnshire collection; acquired in the 1980s. The Crato Formation of Brazil is a world famous site for an incredible diversity of outstanding fossil insects, rare invertebrates including arachnids, fish fossils (many preserved in concretions as complete three dimensional fish), plants and pterosaurs. Located about 500 kilometres inland from the coast, the Crato beds are exposed on the north and eastern parts of a flat plateau, the Chapada do Araripe, surrounded by the present day towns of Nova Olinda, Crato and Exu. Fossil insects are primarily found in the laminated limestones of the bottom section of the Crato Formation known as the Nova Olinda Member. [No Reserve]

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Fine condition.

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  • 30%

Natural History - Fossil Cricket

Estimate £50 - £70Apr 6, 2019