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Caloxanthus (Milne Edwards, 1864)

 

The carapace of this form is flattened, with a rounded profile (wider than long), weak dorsal furrows and a subtle ornament of tubercles.  There is a single record from the White Chalk of Surrey. 

 

1).  Caloxanthus purleyensis; Dorsal view of the unique holotype carapace (x4.2, Lewes Nodular Chalk, Purley, Surrey, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) In.27330).  Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

2).  Caloxanthus purleyensis; Anterior view of the unique holotype carapace (x4.6, Lewes Nodular Chalk, Purley, Surrey, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) In.27330).  Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.