Title

A New Genus and Species of Polychelid Lobster (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eryonidae) from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian) of British Columbia

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

Publication Date

2-2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1139/cjes-2012-0120

Keywords

new genus, new species, eryonid lobster, Jurassic

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Life Sciences

Abstract

A single specimen of decapod crustacean, preserved in ventral view and compressed, represents a new genus and species of eryonid lobster, Wrangelleryon perates . The discovery in Lower Jurassic (Hettangian) sediments of the Sandilands Formation in British Columbia represents the first occurrence of Eryonidae in North America and reinforces a global distribution of the family in the Jurassic. The occurrence in British Columbia on the Wrangellia terrane supports the lower latitude setting in which the species lived.