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Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni
Temporal range: Albian–Cenomanian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Parapylochelidae
Genus: Mesoparapylocheles
Fraaije et al., 2012
Species: M. michaeljacksoni
Binomial name
Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni
Fraaije et al., 2012

Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni is an extinct hermit crab which existed during the Albian or Cenomanian of what is now Spain. It was described by René H.B. Fraaije, Adiël A. Klompmaker and Pedro Artal in 2012, and is the only species in the genus Mesoparapylocheles. It was named after the singer Michael Jackson.[1]

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  1. ^ René H.B. Fraaije, Adiël A. Klompmaker & Pedro Artal (2012). "New species, genera and a family of hermit crabs (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea) from a mid-Cretaceous reef of Navarra, northern Spain". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie. 263 (1): 85–92. doi:10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0213.