Reappraisal of a Paleocene crab (Brachyura: Dromiacea) from Texas
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Dromilites, Dromioidea, Goniodromitidae, Paleocene, Pithonoton, Sphaerodromiidae, Texas
Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology
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.
Schweitzer, Carrie E. and Feldmann, Rodney M. (2012). Reappraisal of a Paleocene crab (Brachyura: Dromiacea) from Texas. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32(4), 591-596. doi: 10.1163/193724012X634170 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/geolpubs/63