Fossilised Shrimp with long antennae

Fossilised Shrimp with long antennae

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Shrimp Carpopenaeus callirostris Cretaceous, Cenomanian, Hajoula, Lebanon. The shrimp is preserved in a fine grained calcareous mudstone, the antennae are clearly visible, note the manganese dioxide crystals forming fern like shapes, these are associated with bacterial decomposition.

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Keywords: arthropod, cenomanian, cretaceous, crustacean, extinct, extinction., fossil, fossilisation, fossilised, lebanon, shrimp

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