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Can Someone Help Me Id This Little Crab?


claire01

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This carapace is slightly smaller than the size of a dime. I always check MB's page first, which is a wonderful resource, but I'm just not sure about this one.

Cretaceous, cenomanian, eagle ford, britton.

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I also found these claws in the same general area:

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As always, thanks for any help, I appreciate it.

Claire

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I don't know how small is a dime ?.

It seems a Ferroranina, surely F. dichrous with the complete rostrum, if you clean carefuly the outline and the frontline, you will see.

The claws, I don't know...

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mb

did notopocorystes undergo a name change?

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

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Yes, Notopocorystes has been divided up into several genera. If I recall correctly, Ferroranina is characterized by the distinct shelf at the anterior end, just before the orbits. In other genera the carapace slopes smoothly to the front margin. Also, the ornament (the pebbly surface) of Ferroranina is distinctive.

Don

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thanks don. i'll need to study which genera are new little texans.

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

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Claire, Nice find,hope you are someone else can help with prep, looks interesting----Tom

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Thank you, Foshunter. It's so small and hard (for me) to see exactly what's going on where with this little crab, I worry that I will damage it if I try any prep work on it. Honestly, the thrill of the hunt and finding something interesting are what I enjoy the most. Prep work and ID'ing a fossil are a bit of a struggle for me. I am extremely appreciative of the kind people who are willing to give their time and expertise to help out. Thanks, guys :)

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Dang.. I was gonna feel smart and say it is a Raninid, but these guys already took it to a lot more detail. Great find.

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