Title

Fossil Crustacea (Excluding Cirripedia and Ostracoda) in the University of Bucharest Collections, Romania, Including Two New Species

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Crustacea, Decapoda, Isopoda, Brachyura, Paguridae, Raninidae, Romania, paleontological collections

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

The Paleontological Collections of the University of Bucharest, Romania, house a broad range of specimens of Crustacea including crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and isopods, including several types or illustrated specimens. Some of the material forms the basis for a new species of raninid crab, Lophoranina albeshtensis, from Eocene rocks of the southern Carpathians and a new species of pagurid, Orhomalus spinosus, from the Jurassic of Dobrogea, eastern Romania. The type specimens of Coeloma macoveii Lǎzǎrescu, 1959, from the Miocene of Romania form the basis for a redescription of the species. Eryma spp. are reported from Romania for the first time. Included in the collection are specimens from Romania, other areas of Europe, and North America.