Fossil and modern fiddler crabs (Uca tangeri: Ocypodidae) and their burrows from SW Spain: ichnologic and biogeographic implications

@inproceedings{Gibert2013FossilAM,
  title={Fossil and modern fiddler crabs (Uca tangeri: Ocypodidae) and their burrows from SW Spain: ichnologic and biogeographic implications},
  author={Jordi M. de Gibert and Fernando Mu{\~n}iz and Zain Bela{\'u}stegui and Mat{\'u}{\vs} Hy{\vz}n{\'y}},
  year={2013}
}
The burrowing activity of the only European fiddler crab species, Uca tangeri (Eydoux, 1835), was studied along the shores of the estuary of the Piedra River in Lepe, southwestern Spain. Casting of burrows allowed recognition of their simple, J-shaped to irregular architecture, which displays striking similarities to fossil Pliocene burrows in the same area. The finding of body fossils of U. tangeri in contemporaneous strata indicates these trace fossils are produced by the same species and… CONTINUE READING

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