Title

New Fossil Brachyura (Decapoda: Homoloidea, Dorippoidea, Carpilioidea) from the United Kingdom

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Decapoda, Brachyura, Cretaceous, Eocene, United Kingdom

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

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).