Armored Cretaceous Crab Fossil from Lebanese Lagerstätte

Corazzatocarcinus hadjoulae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (93 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Crab fossil is 34 mm across limbs Carapace: 12 mm across by 13 mm long on a 110 mm by 100 mm slab

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatte, Sublithographic Limestone, Hajoula, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L571

Price: $275.00

Corazzatocarcinus hadjoulaeDescription: A fine example of the crab Corazattocarcinus hadjoulae of the Cenomanian Stage (93-97 m.y.a) Sublithographic limestone deposits of Hajoula, Lebanon. A fine example of the degree of preservation found in these deposits found some 270 meters below the surface. The genus derives its name from the Italian word corazatto which means armored, a reference to the carapace ornamentation which confers an armored aspect; the species name is from the locality in which it is found. There is a ventral carapace of a second example to be found in the upper left. Unlike many invertebrates from Lebanon, this one has not been restored with paint.

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