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Jilinicaris chinensis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Stenopodidea
Family: Spongicolidae
Genus: Jilinicaris
Schram, Shen, Vonk & Taylor, 2000
Species: J. chinensis
Binomial name
Jilinicaris chinensis
Schram, Shen, Vonk & Taylor, 2000

Jilinicaris is an extinct genus of crustacean in the order Decapoda,[1] and is the earliest fossil assigned to the Stenopodidea, having been found in rocks of Late Cretaceous age.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Frederick R. Shram; Shen Yanbin; Ronald Vonk; Rodney S. Taylor (2000). "The first fossil stenopodidean". Crustaceana. 73 (2): 235–242. doi:10.1163/156854000504183.