Eryon is an extinct genus of decapod crustaceans from the Late Jurassic of Germany.[2] Its remains are known from the Solnhofen limestone. It reached a length of around 10 cm (3.9 in), and may have fed on particulate matter on the sea bed.

Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Eryon cuvieri
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Family: Eryonidae
Genus: Eryon
A. G. Desmarest, 1817 [1]

References Edit

  1. ^ Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1817). "Crustacés fossiles". Nouveau dictionnaire d'Histoire naturelle appliquée aux arts, à l'Agriculture, à l'Économie rurale et domestique, à la Médecine, etc. COR-CUN. T. 8: 495–519.
  2. ^ Cyril Walker, David Ward (2002). Fossils. Smithsonian Handbooks (2nd ed.). Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 978-0-7894-8984-5.

External links Edit

  •   Media related to Eryon at Wikimedia Commons