The Oldest Brachyura (Decapoda: Homolodromioidea: Glaessneropsoidea) Known to Date (Jurassic)

  title={The Oldest Brachyura (Decapoda: Homolodromioidea: Glaessneropsoidea) Known to Date (Jurassic)},
  author={Carrie E Schweitzer and Rodney M Feldmann},
Abstract The oldest confirmed brachyurans, referable to the Homolodromioidea and Glaessneropsoidea, are Early to Middle Jurassic in age. Geographically, all of the occurrences are in Europe, with one exception, in Tanzania. 
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Venipagurus mariae gen. et. sp. nov. (Decapoda, Anomura, Venipaguroidea superfam. nov.) from the Lower Lias of Dorset, England
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The earliest known brachyurans, or true crabs, are of Early and Middle Jurassic age. In general, they are rare and known from either a single or a few specimens only. Here we record a new genus and
Barremian decapod crustaceans from Serre de Bleyton (Drôme, SE France).
  • M. Hyžný, A. Kroh
  • Biology, Medicine
    Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Serie A, Fur Mineralogie und Petrographie, Geologie und Palaontologie, Anthropologie und Prahistorie
  • 2015
Based on mostly small-sized isolated cheliped fingers, a new decapod crustacean assemblage is described from the Barremian of Serre de Bleyton (Drôme, SE France). The assemblage is composed mostly of
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New crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura: Prosopidae) from Jurassic (Oxfordian) Sponge Bioherms of Dobrogea, Romania
The constitution of several genera within the Prosopidae is herein summarized in order to facilitate further work on the family within the context of modern systematic methods.
New Species of Longodromitidae Schweitzer and Feldmann, 2009, from the Ernstbrunn Formation, Late Jurassic (Tithonian), Austria
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Revision of Jurassic Homoloidea De Haan, 1839, from the Ernstbrunn and Stramberk Limestones, Austria and the Czech Republic
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Middle and Late Jurassic roots of brachyuran crabs: Palaeoenvironmental distribution during their early evolution
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Revision of the Prosopinae sensu Glaessner, 1969 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) Including Four New Families, Four New Genera, and Five New Species
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