Title

The Oldest Brachyura (Decapoda: Homolodromioidea: Glaessneropsoidea) Known to Date (Jurassic)

Publication Title

Journal of Crustacean Biology

Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1651/09-3231.1

Keywords

Brachyura, Decapoda, Homolodromioidea, Jurassic, origins

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

The oldest confirmed brachyurans, referable to the Homolodromioidea and Glaessneropsoidea, are Early to Middle Jurassic in age. Geographically, all of the occurrences are in Europe, with one exception, in Tanzania.