Carpopenaeus Longirrostris fossil shrimp specimens found with in a fine grained micritic limestone known as lagerstatten, these samples are from the late Cretaceous period and were found in Hajoula, Lebanon from a quarry renowned for its exceptional preservation of fauna. This particular species derives its name from the long spike (rostrum) protruding from its head (meaning long rostrum), they look similar to modern day shrimps making them useful for educational use to exhibit lack of changes in certain species body plans over millions of years. The samples come supplied in a card tray with a label.
• Geological Age: Cretaceous period, Wealden Sales, 145 to 126 millions years old
• Location: Isle of Wight, UK
• Family: Ostracod
• Species: Cypridea spinigera
Cypridea spinigera are minute ostracods, a species of crustacean so small, they are easiest viewed under a microscope. These fossil specimens date back to the Cretaceous period, over 145 million years ago, the matrix shows the hard exterior, all that remains of the animal in a sandy shale matrix.
• Geological Age: Aptian stage, Cretaceous Period, 125 to 113 million years old
• Location: Atherfield Clay, Atherfield, Isle Of White, UK
• Family: Crustacean
• Species: Meyeria vectensis
Meyeria vectensis fossil specimens, exhibiting the remains of shrimps which lived 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous period in the ocean over what is now Atherfield on the Isle of Wight, UK. The samples are 5 cm in length in a clay matrix, with only certain parts such as the thorax or pincers visible. Ideal for educational use or certain collectors.