Rare Adult Scorpion in Amber

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Lot 1160¤
Rare Adult Scorpion in Amber

Sold for US$ 2,196 inc. premium

Natural History

1 Jun 2009, 13:00 EDT

New York

Rare Adult Scorpion in Amber
Order: Scorpionidae, Family: Buthidae
Oligocene
La Toca Mines, Dominican Republic

A large, nearly complete adult scorpion recently unearthed in the Caribbean’s highest mountain range represents a rare and covetable find. Preserved in a flat, crystal clear yellow amber piece, its notable qualities include long claws with rarely preserved pectine structures and clearly seen curved stinger at the end of a long tail. Also visible are some flies and ants. Offered in a Riker mount. Amber measures 1 ½ x 1/2in; Specimen measures 1in

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Rare Adult Scorpion in Amber
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