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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 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)
Eogarthambrus guinotae n. gen., n. sp. (Parthenopidae MacLeay, 1838) is described from the Eocene (Ypresian and Priabonian) of Vicenza, northern Italy. The shape of the carapace shows affinities with the extant representatives of Garthambrus Ng, 1996, but differs in the shape of the front and the hepatic margin. Even if strong affinities also exist with the(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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