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For the king of the sea in Norse mythology, see Ægir.
Temporal range: Middle Triassic–Cretaceous
Aeger elegans fossil.jpg
Aeger elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
Superfamily: Penaeoidea
Family: Aegeridae
Genus: Aeger
Münster, 1839 [1]
Type species
Macrourites tipularius
Schlotheim, 1822 [2]

Aeger is a genus of fossil prawns. They first occur in the Middle Triassic, and died out at the end of the Late Cretaceous.[2] A total of 20 species are known.[1]



  1. ^ a b Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. 
  2. ^ a b Carrie E. Schweitzer; Rodney M. Feldmann; Iuliana Lažar (2009). "Fossil Crustacea (excluding Cirripedia and Ostracoda) in the University of Bucharest Collections, Romania, including two new species" (PDF). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum. 35: 1–14.