A New Genus and Species of Polychelid Lobster (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eryonidae) from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian) of British Columbia
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
new genus, new species, eryonid lobster, Jurassic
Earth Sciences | Geology | Life Sciences
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.
Feldmann, Rodney M.; Schweitzer, Carrie E.; and Haggart, James W. (2013). A New Genus and Species of Polychelid Lobster (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eryonidae) from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian) of British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(2), 135-141. doi: 10.1139/cjes-2012-0120 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/geolpubs/53