Detailed Cretaceous Slipper Lobster Fossil

Scyllaridae indet

Subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Order Decapoda, Suborder Pleocyemata, Family Scyllaridae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (~95 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Lobter fossil is 23 mm in length on a 72 mm by 55 mm slab

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatte, Haqel, Lebanon

Code: L558

Price: $295.00

Slipper Lobster FossilDescription: A fine example of a decapod of the Cenomanian Stage (93-97 m.y.a) Sublithographic limestone deposits of Haqel, Lebanon, this is a slipper lobster based upon the “scoops” at the front (Family Scyllaridae). Modern-day Slipper Lobsters hide by day, coming out to forage at night. These lobsters are also called Bulldozer Lobsters, a reference to the shovel-like modified antennae that they use to plow through the substrate in a search for food. A fine example of the degree of preservation found in these deposits found some 270 meters below the surface. Many invertebrate fossils from Lebanon are artificially colored, with various features highlighted by paint. This is NOT the case here, letting you see the natural preservation without enhancement.

Fossils Purchase

click to enlarge

Fossil Mall Navigation:
l Home l Fossils for Sale Map l Museum and Rare Fossils l How to Buy Fossils l

Navigate by Fossil Category:
l Trilobites
l Ammonites l Fish Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Insect Fossils l Dinosaur and Reptile Fossils l
l Cambrian Explosion Fossils l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l
l Vertebrate Fossils l Fossil Amber l Trace & Ichnofossils l

l Fossils and Paleotological Science Information l