Fossil Shrimp


SKU: FO-SL0001

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Fossil Shrimp - Carpopenaeus callirostris

The Science

The Greek historian Herodotus first mentioned the fossil beds of Hakel and Hajoula, Lebanon, where he said there were “fish in the stones.” These fossil beds are some of the most famous in the world. They yield clues about the evolution of a variety marine life, from bottom feeders easily trapped in sediment to faster moving fish not often fossilized. C. callirostris was a prehistoric prawn that lived in the Cretaceous period, about 100 million years ago. Limestone fossils vary in color from light brown to almost black, with the lighter brown ones showing greater detail. All of our limestone fossils are carefully selected to show the greatest detail in the body and appendages of the shrimp.

The Story

Individual shapes and fossils vary but your item will resemble the pictured example.

SKU: FO-SL0001
Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.19"H
Scientific Name: Carpopenaeus callirostris
Origin: Hajoula, Lebanon
Period: Cretaceous
Age: 100 Million Years
Shipping Restrictions: None.
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