Title

A New Species of Tumidocarcinidae (Decapoda, Carpilioidea) from the Kambüel Formation (Paleocene) of Austria

Publication Title

Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Article

DOI

232

Keywords

Titanocarcinus, Decapoda, Kambühel, Paleocene, Austria, New Taxa

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

Titanocarcinus kambuehelensis new species is described from the Paleocene Kambühel Formation of Aus­tria. Titanocarcinus ranges from the Cretaceous through the K/T mass extinction into the Eocene. This spe­cies is part of a reef fauna, which is one of several similar Paleocene occurrences in Northern and Central Europe. The new species is relatively small for the genus, and only the dorsal carapace is known.