Deep-water fossorial shrimps from the Oligocene Kiscell Clay of Hungary: Taxonomy and palaeoecology

  title={Deep-water fossorial shrimps from the Oligocene Kiscell Clay of Hungary: Taxonomy and palaeoecology},
  author={Mat{\'u}{\vs} Hy{\vz}n{\'y} and Alfr{\'e}d Dulai},
  journal={Acta palaeontologica Polonica},
  pages={947 - 965}
  • M. Hyžný, A. Dulai
  • Published 23 April 2013
  • Geography, Environmental Science, Biology
  • Acta palaeontologica Polonica
We describe deep-water ghost shrimp assemblages from the otherwise well known Oligocene Kiscell Clay in Hungary. The described fossorial shrimps (Decapoda: Callianassidae and Ctenochelidae) include: Ctenocheles rupeliensis (younger synonym Callianassa nuda) and Lepidophthalmus crateriferus (younger synonym Callianassa brevimanus). The fossil material of the former species is assigned to Ctenocheles based on the morphology of the major cheliped, particularly the pectinate fingers, bulbous… 

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