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Description A Miocene crab Tumidocarcinus giganteus in the permanent collection of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Date 12 mya
Accession number 2000.42.1
Object history “Geologists often walk along rocky beaches near the town of Glenafric on the South Island of New Zealand. These scientists look for large gray rocks called concretions. When one of these rocks is located it is first gently examined, and then promptly given a resounding blow with a hammer. Often just a single strike is enough to break the rock apart to reveal the fossil remains of a large fossil crab inside. These crabs are known as Tumidocarcinus giganteus and are over 12 million years old.” The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IMCPL Digital Collections
References Artifact description: Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, IMCPL Digital Collections
Source/Photographer Wendy Kaveney
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