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Glyphea willetti (Woodward)

 

A small and distinctive lobster which occurs uncommonly in the Grey Chalk.  Sometimes encountered in museum collections as part and counterpart specimens.

 

1).  Near complete individual, figured by Dixon (x2, Grey Chalk, from the Willett Collection, Booth Museum, BMB 007774, by kind permission of John Cooper).

 

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2).  (A) Carapace, (B) cheliped from the same individual, both x4, Grey Chalk, Balcombe Pit, Glynde, Sussex, Randell Collection, RR 1036.

 

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3).  (A, B) Part and counterpart of a large and exceptionally preserved individual (x1.3, Totternhoe Stone, base of the Zig Zag Chalk, Hitchin, Herts, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) I.14465).  Images  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

4).  An individual with well preserved legs (x1.8, Grey Chalk, Dover, Mantell Collection, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) 5624).  Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

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5).  (A, B) Part and counterpart of a well preserved individual (x1.7, Grey Chalk, Lewes, Sussex, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) I.1991).  Images  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

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6).  (A, B) Part and counterpart of a well preserved individual; note the antennae (x1.8, Grey Chalk, Glynde, near Lewes, Sussex, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) In.26896).  Images  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

7).  Associated appendages, figured by Dixon (x1.7, Grey Chalk, Lewes, Sussex, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) In.36769).  Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.

 

8).  Part and counterpart of a well preserved individual (x1.3, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) C4).  Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.