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Carpopenaeus Longirrostris

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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.

  • Class: Crustacean
  • Species: Carpopenaeus longirrostris
  • Age: Late Cretaceous period
  • Location: Hajoula, Lebanon.
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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 micritic matrix known as lagerstatten which is larger and detail the overall side plan of the animal with some finer details such as antenna also being visible. Dated to the late Cretaceous period, between 100 to 66 million years ago, the pieces are supplied in a card tray with an information label. They are ideal for early stage collectors or those with an interest in fossils but also for educational use as they can exhibit how some animals we see alive today have not changed their basic body plan compared to their ancestors millions of years ago.

Weight 150 g

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