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Mud crabs

Museum of Natural History of Venice

Museum of Natural History of Venice

Eocene decapod crustaceans. In the Cenozoic seas the void left by the disappearance of many groups of organisms because of the last Mesozoic great extinction allowed the spread of new species of shellfish, corals, molluscs, echinoderms and fish, most of which appeared already very close to current forms (Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation Collection).

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  • Title: Mud crabs
  • Rights: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Photo by Barbara Favaretto - MSNVE
  • Scientific name: Harpactocarcinus punctulatus
  • Origin: Italy, Veneto, Vicenza, M.ti Berici
  • Dating: Eocene
  • Catalogue number: MSNVE-3598,3600,3601
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