Title

New Eocene Brachyura (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Egypt

Publication Title

Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen

Publication Date

11-2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1127/0077-7749/2011/0202

Keywords

Egypt, decapod material, Eocene of Egypt

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

Examination of E. LőRenthey's decapod material in the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, as well as other museums, has resulted in several new genera and species from the Eocene of Egypt. The Eocene Egyptian decapod fauna was robust, unsurprising given the diverse Eocene faunas known from Italy, Spain, and North America. The revision of Palaeocarpilius is included. New genera include Bryocarpilius, Hemsut, Laticarpilius, and Tumidomaia; new species include Bryocarpilus aspidorsalis, Laticarpilius aegypticus, Lophoranina cinquecrista, Ocalina delicata, Planobranchia egyptensis, and Tumidomaia mokattamensis. There are numerous new combinations for Hemsut, Liopsalis, Paraocalina, Harpactocarcinus, Laticarpilius, and Bryocarpilius.