Lepidurus batesoni

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

Subspecies

none

Range

Russia

Habitat

unknown

Temperature range

Unknown

Body ring/segments

33, 8 apodous

Appendages

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

Reproduction

Bisexual

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