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Lepidurus batesoni

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There is very little known about this species, I’m not even sure if it’s currently believed to exist.  It is known only from a handful of males collected and preserved in the early 1900s.  The claw like endite of the 1st thoracic appendage argues strongly that it is/was a distinct species.

Major species

Lepidurus batesoni







Temperature range


Body ring/segments

33, 8 apodous


49 – 52

Notable characters

Carapace more rounded than typical in Lepidurus, endite 6 of the first thoracic appendage is developed into a claw like structure (it is reduced to a small lobe in all other notostracans), second maxilla present



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