New Fossil Brachyura (Decapoda: Homoloidea, Dorippoidea, Carpilioidea) from the United Kingdom
Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum
Decapoda, Brachyura, Cretaceous, Eocene, United Kingdom
Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology
A new family of Dorippoidea, Goniochelidae, embraces the monotypic Eocene–Oligocene genus Goniochele. The Cyclodorippoida is extended into the Albian (Early Cretaceous) with the referral of Hillius to the Cyclodorippidae. Sodakus is removed from the Dorippidae and questionably placed within the Ibericancridae. One new genus, Enodicarcinus, and two new species, E. atherfieldensis and Nitotacarcinus lutarius are recognized from the UK and a new combination is recognized from the Paleocene of California, USA, Orbitoplax aldersoni (Squires, 1980).
Schweitzer, Carrie E. and Feldmann, Rodney M. (2011). New Fossil Brachyura (Decapoda: Homoloidea, Dorippoidea, Carpilioidea) from the United Kingdom. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 37, 1-11. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/geolpubs/86