Palaeobenthesicymus

Palaeobenthesicymus is an extinct genus of prawns which existed in what is now Lebanon in the Late Santonian. It was described by Denis Audo and Sylvain Charbonnier in 2013, as a new genus for the species Penaeus libanensis, first described by P. Brocchi in 1875.[1]

Palaeobenthesicymus libanensis
Temporal range: Santonian
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Palaeobenthesicymus

Audo & Charbonnier, 2013
Species:
P. libanensis
Binomial name
Palaeobenthesicymus libanensis
(Brocchi, 1875)
Synonyms
  • Penaeus libanensis Brocchi, 1875
  • Benthesicymus libanensis (Brocchi, 1875)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Denis Audo & Sylvain Charbonnier (2013). "The crest-bearing shrimps from the Sahel Alma Lagerstätte (Late Cretaceous, Lebanon)". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 58 (2): 335–349. doi:10.4202/app.2011.0056.