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A rich coral-associated decapod assemblage is recorded from the 'Depiru Beds' of the upper part of the Upper Coralline Limestone (Messinian, Upper Miocene), from the island of Malta. Nineteen species within 17 genera have been discovered, where 14 genera are new for Malta. Four new species are described, namely Micippa annamariae constitutes the first(More)
A new hermit crab (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea) from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Lebanon Abstract-A hermit crab from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) is reported for the fi rst time from Lebanon. The studied specimen has been ascribed to the superfamily Paguroidea Latreille, 1802, including Striadiogenes frigerioi n. gen., n. sp. (Diogenidae(More)
A middle Eocene (Lutetian) species from Italy placed in the extant genus should in fact be assigned to a related but distinct genus, here named Holthuisea gen. nov. Newly collected, well-preserved material of H. cesarii allows to supplement previous descriptions. Comparisons of Holthuisea with known fossil and extant genera of the Hexapodidae, in particular(More)
New report of the coral-associated decapods from the " Formazione di Castelgomberto " (early Oligocene) Abstract-A rich coral-associated decapod fauna has been recently described from the early Oli-gocene of Zaia of Castelgomberto (Monti Lessini Vicentini), Valmarana, and Soghe (Monti Berici) (Vicenza, NE Italy). The discovery of new decapods from some new(More)
The Eocene crustacean fauna found in the "Main" quarry of Arzignano (Vicenza-NE Italy) has been studied for twenty years and the number of species is still increasing. Up to now the known species are 53 and belong to 20 The new discovery of a very well preserved specimen of great size has allowed the creation of Lophoranina maxima sp. nov. and a better(More)
New hexapodid crabs from the Eocene of Vicenza Abstract-The Hexapodidae was known to date from the Cenozoic of Veneto by Stevea cesarii Beschin, Busulini, De Angeli & Tessier, 1994, from the middle Eocene of Chiampo Valley (Vicenza), and Palaeopinnixa sp. from the upper Eocene of Possagno (Treviso). Recent discoveries from the Eocene of Vicenza area allowed(More)
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