Mud Crab

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Mud Crab - the perfect place to become a preserved fossil
An ancient mudcrab tells its story


My story - how I became a preserved fossil
Not all fossils are made of rock - some like me are made up of the original parts!
A preserved fossil is one where the hard parts remain intact and do not turn to rock themselves though the material surrounding them may turn to rock.
I was a mud crab living in a tunnel in the mud of an seaside swamp about 2 million years ago.
I lived in perfect conditions to become a preserved fossil near the sea namely: fossil mud crab

You can learn some lessons from me about fossils...