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Palaeocaris sp.
Palaeocaris sp., a shrimp-like crustacean
ISM 14836

Palaeocaris typus was a small aquatic arthropod. It would have looked and lived like a small shrimp. It belongs to a group called syncarids. Some of its modern relatives include isopods and amphipods. This animal was originally described from Mazon Creek in 1865.

Specimen #: 14836

<i>Palaeocaris</i> sp.

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