Title

Reappraisal of a Paleocene crab (Brachyura: Dromiacea) from Texas

Publication Title

Journal of Crustacean Biology

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1163/193724012X634170

Keywords

Dromilites, Dromioidea, Goniodromitidae, Paleocene, Pithonoton, Sphaerodromiidae, Texas

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

Sphaerodromiidae is reported from the Paleocene of Texas withDromilites? cardwelli (Armstrong, Nyborg, Bishop, Ossó-Morales, and Vega, 2009) new combination. The species is a sphaerodromiid but is too poorly preserved for confident generic placement. The morphology of the preserved sternum of D. ? cardwelli confirms placement in Sphaerodromiidae. Spaerodromiidae was previously known from the Cretaceous and Eocene; thus no range extension occurs.