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Temporal range: 205.6–201.6 Ma
Penaeidae - Longichela.JPG
Longichela from Berbenno (Italy)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
Family: Penaeidae
Genus: Longichela
Garassino & Teruzzi, 1993
Species: L. orobica
Binomial name
Longichela orobica

Longichela orobica is an extinct species of prawn[1] which lived in the Norian,[2] and is the only species in the genus Longichela.[3]


Fossils of this species were found only in the Triassic marine strata of Lombardy (Northern Italy).


  1. ^ A. Garassino & G. Teruzzi (1993). "A new decapod crustacean assemblage from the Upper Triassic of Lombardy (N. Italy)". Paleontologia Lombarda. 1 (n.s.): 27. 
  2. ^ "List of the paleontological species found in the Upper Triassic localities of the Bergamo Area and preserved at the Museo di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi" of Bergamo". Triassico.it. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  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.