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Lebanon Shrimp or Lobster?

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darktheumbreon

This was labeled to be a Carpopenaeus sp. shrimp from Lebanon. I had a sneaking suspicion that it may not actually be a shrimp, but perhaps a lobster because of what appears to be claws so I purchased it. I was looking for second opinions on this fossil and will try to update with a closer look when it comes in (shipping is overseas and will take a while though).

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Rockwood

Looks like a lobstah (how it's pronounced downeast) to me.

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caldigger

Looks like a lobster to me as well.

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darktheumbreon

Pretty sure you guys are correct, I was able to see the claws with enough detail in person to say its a lobster. Unfortunately I realized my camera can't magnify the fossil very well, and I have no magnification tools currently. My money would be on that its in the genus Eryma, perhaps its an Eryma cretacea.

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