Distaeger prodigiosus Schweitzer et al., 2014
Species: D. prodigiosus
Author Citation Schweitzer et al., 2014
Geological Time Scale
Age: Anisian, Pelsonian
BiostratigraphyNicoraella kockeli Zone
Acquired by: Purchase/Trade
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.