Age: Middle Cretaceous
Formation: Cenomanian Layers
Location: Hajoula, Lebanon
Size: Plate is 2.75 inches across
This is a distinct specimen of a fossil shrimp. This is Carpopenaeus callirostris from the Cretaceous of Lebanon. Due to political unrest, specimens from this site are difficult to obtain. This shrimp is well preserved and exhibits fine detail - the head, segmented body, and tail of the shrimp are clearly defined. Even the long legs, pointed rostrum, and antennae are quite evident. The fossil is wonderfully showcased and beautifully displayed on the plate of sublithographic limestone. This is a very cool example of a Carpopenaeus shrimp from the Middle East.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.