Title

A New Species of Lobster (Astacidea, Erymidae) from the Smithers Formation (Middle Jurassic) of British Columbia, Canada

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

Publication Date

12-2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1139/E07-058

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

A single carapace and its counterpart of an erymoid lobster collected from the Middle Jurassic Smithers Formation in British Columbia, permits description of a new species, Eryma walkerae. The specimen represents only the fourth species of Eryma described from North America and documents a north polar route of dispersal for erymids into North America.