Friday, May 4, 2012

Hoploparia gabbi from the Navesink formation

Hoploparia gabbi is a lobster that is found in the Navesink formation of New Jersey. I found it in the Ramanessin creek near Marlboro, NJ. This is only a partial fossil of the whole animal as it's missing the legs, claws and tail but it's still fairly rare to find even this much.

Ventral (top) surface
Left side (Anterior to left)
Right side (anterior to right)

The Navesink was lain down in the latest Cretaceous (Masstrichtian stage) as a layer of sediment that was (at that time) moderately deep water.

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