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Temporal range: Upper Jurassic–Cretaceous
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Carpopenaeus callirostris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
Family: † Carpopenaeidae
Garassino, 1994
Genus: Carpopenaeus
Glaessner, 1946

Carpopenaeus is an extinct genus of prawn, which existed during the Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.[1][2] It contains three species.[2][3]


  1. ^ Treatise on invertebrate paleontology, Volume 2, by Raymond Cecil Moore, Curt Teichert, Joint Committee on Invertebrate Paleontology, Geological Society of America. Published 1953.
  2. ^ a b Günther Schweigert; Alessandro Garassino (2005). "First record of the shrimp genus Carpopenaeus Glaessner, 1945 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Carpopenaeidae) from the Upper Jurassic". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatschiefte. 8: 490–502. 
  3. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.