• 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.
Meyeria vectensis are an extinct species of shrimp which lived during the Aptian stage of the Cretaceous period, some 125 to 113 million years ago. As with most shrimps, their remains indicate that very little has changed in these animals for hundred of millions of years. These particular specimens are incomplete, exhibiting only parts of the animal which could be prepped, such as the tail segments or body or arms and pincers embedded within the Atherfield clay, form where they were found, in Atherfield on the Isle of Wight, UK. They are suitable for educational use or collectors of British fossils, the pieces measure between 3 to 5 cm in length and come supplied in a card tray with a label.