Fossil Crustacea (Excluding Cirripedia and Ostracoda) in the University of Bucharest Collections, Romania, Including Two New Species

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Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

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Crustacea, Decapoda, Isopoda, Brachyura, Paguridae, Raninidae, Romania, paleontological collections


Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology


The Paleontological Collections of the University of Bucharest, Romania, house a broad range of specimens of Crustacea including crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and isopods, including several types or illustrated specimens. Some of the material forms the basis for a new species of raninid crab, Lophoranina albeshtensis, from Eocene rocks of the southern Carpathians and a new species of pagurid, Orhomalus spinosus, from the Jurassic of Dobrogea, eastern Romania. The type specimens of Coeloma macoveii Lǎzǎrescu, 1959, from the Miocene of Romania form the basis for a redescription of the species. Eryma spp. are reported from Romania for the first time. Included in the collection are specimens from Romania, other areas of Europe, and North America.