Lobster

Although quite small, this is a well-preserved specimen that shows the legs and claws well. The photograph is two shots of the same fossil from different angles.

Find out more on the crustaceans page.

Common name

Lobster

Scientific name

Hoploparia longimana

Type

Arthropods > Crustaceans


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis

Found by

Chris Andrew

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.12