• Geological Age: late Cretaceous, 100 to 66 million years ago.
• Location: Hajoula, Lebanon
• Family: Crustacean
• Species: Carpopenaeus longirrostris
This species of shrimp is named Carpopenaeus Longirrostris, it derives its name from the long spike (rostrum) protruding from its head. The fossil is preserved on a sublithographic Limestone. Approximate size of specimens are 4cm in length (will vary slightly).
Carpopenaeus longirrostris are an extinct species of shrimp, these particular specimens are so named due to the long rostrum, (spike) protruding from the front of its head. They were found in Hajoula in Lebanon in sublithographic limestone, a pale, beige coloured sedimentary rock, which is also known for exhibiting numerous other fine examples including fish and sharks. The actual shrimps are around 4 cm in length, varying from piece to piece slightly and are on the limestone matrix which is larger. Dated to the late Cretaceous period, between 100 to 66 million years ago, the pieces are supplied with an information card and stand, suitable for display and collectors.