Title

New Species of Longodromitidae Schweitzer and Feldmann, 2009, from the Ernstbrunn Formation, Late Jurassic (Tithonian), Austria

Publication Title

Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A

Publication Date

4-2009

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Abyssophthalmus, Abyssophthalmus schultzi, Arthropoda, Austria, biologic evolution, biometry, Brachyura, Central Europe, Crustacea, Ernstbrunn Formation, Europe, Glaessneropsoidea, Invertebrata, Jurassic, Longodromitidae, Lower Austria, Malacostraca, Mandibulata, Mesozoic, Molasse Basin, new taxa, North Austrian Molasse, Planoprosopon, Planoprosopon hystricosus, Planoprosopon rhathamingus, Portlandian, Stramberk Limestone, Tithonian, Upper Jurassic, Vienna Austria

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

Three new species from the Upper Jurassic (Tithonian) Ernstbrunn Limestone, Abyssophthalmus schultzi, Planoprosopon hystricosus, and P. rhathamingus, demonstrate the variability and diversity of the Longodromitidae Schweitzer & Feldmann, 2009. More importantly, the speciose nature of genera within the Longodromitidae and other families in Late Jurassic (Tithonian) rocks suggests that niche-partitioning may have been an important evolutionary driver early in the history of the Brachyura.