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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous–Recent
Linuparus trigonus (museum).jpg
Linuparus trigonus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Achelata
Family: Palinuridae
Genus: Linuparus
White, 1847

Linuparus is a genus of spiny lobsters in the family Palinuridae. It contains four extant species, and 32 fossil species, ranging from the Early Cretaceous to the Oligocene.[1] L. trigonus is the only extant species also known from the fossil record.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Kwok Ho Tsoi, Tin-Yam Chan & Ka Hou Chu (2011). "Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the spear lobsters Linuparus (Decapoda: Palinuridae), with the description of a new species". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 250 (4): 302–315. doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2011.04.007.