Title

New Fossil Decapod Crustaceans from the Remy Collection, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Publication Title

Geodiversitas

Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.5252/g2010n3a3

Keywords

Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Cretaceous, Eocene, Oligocene, France, Africa, new species, new genera, new combinations

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

Unpublished material originally identifi ed by J.-M. Remy, as well as evaluation of his type material deposited in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, has resulted in two new genera, Remyranina n. gen. and Planobranchia n. gen.; two new species, Liocarcinus heintzi n. sp. and Szaboa lamarei n. sp., and fi ve new combina-tions, Remyranina ornata n. comb., Calappilia? gorodiskii n. comb., Mursia simplex n. comb., Planobranchia simplex n. comb., and Planobranchia laevis n. comb. ese taxa include the fi rst Oligocene record for the Matutidae, and the extinct genus Szaboa is re-diagnosed. e Remy collection, comprised primarily of fossils from France and equatorial Africa, consists of numerous Calappidae and Carpilioidea, especially abundant today in tropical environments, suggesting that at least for some taxa in these groups, environmental tolerances have changed little since the Eocene.


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