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RCFossils posted a topic in Member CollectionsThis is a relatively rare member of the marine (Essex) portion of the Mazon Creek deposit. Hesslerella shermani looks to the casual observer to be some type of shrimp. It is actually a marine isopod related to modern day pill bugs. One of the main features that differentiate it from a shrimp is that it lacks a carapace. Other distinguishing characteristics are a rounded head with large eyes. The legs are also similar in length. Hesslerella is one of the smallest crustaceans found in the Mazon Creek deposit. They average around 2 centimeters or less in body length. At
evannorton posted a topic in Fossil IDHi Folks- Pretty sure on my ID, but I thought I'd let others confirm. Evan