Specimen of the Month
December 2015

An almost complete fossil Lobster, Linuparus scyllariformis from Steeple Bay, Essex (collection of Jeff Sayward)

Carapace only of Linuparus eocenicus from the Isle of Sheppey for comparison. Note the different angle of the two protuberances At the front of the carapce. This is usually used to distinguish between the two species