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  • Distaeger prodigiosus Schweitzer et al., 2014


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    Taxonomy

    Prawn

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Malacostraca
    Order: Decapoda
    Family: Aegeridae
    Genus: Distaeger
    Species: D. prodigiosus
    Author Citation Schweitzer et al., 2014

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Triassic
    Epoch: Middle
    Age: Anisian, Pelsonian

    Stratigraphy

    Guanling Formation
    Member II

    Biostratigraphy

    Nicoraella kockeli Zone

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Length: 5cm

    Location

    Daaozi, Luoxiong
    Luoping County
    Yunnan
    China

    Comments

    Lit.:
    SCHWEITZER, C., FELDMANN, R.,HU, S.,HUANG, J., ZHOU, C., ZHANG, Q.,WEN, W., Xie, T.(2014): PENAEOID DECAPODA (DENDROBRANCHIATA) FROM THE LUOPING BIOTA (MIDDLE TRIASSIC) OF CHINA: SYSTEMATICS AND TAPHONOMIC FRAMEWORK. Journal of Paleontology, 88(3), 2014, p. 457–474


    Quote: "Although the lobsters were interpreted as having relatively durable cuticle, the shrimp discussed herein are characterized by having very thin cuticle that is readily deformed and oriented in a variety of positions. As a result, the description and interpretation of the morphology of the shrimp is, of necessity, a composite of several specimens; however, fine detail of many parts of the skeletal anatomy is exquisite."

     

    Characteristic is the extremely long rostrum, constituting 40 percent of the carapace length.



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    Tidgy's Dad

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    The preservation of the appendages is incredible! 

    WOW! 

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