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Palaeodromites crypticus, a new early-middle Cenomanian dynomenid crab(Crustacea, Decapoda) from southern Belgium
Jagt, J.W.M.; Van Bakel, B.W.M.; Fraaije, R.H.B. (2007). Palaeodromites crypticus, a new early-middle Cenomanian dynomenid crab(Crustacea, Decapoda) from southern Belgium. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 77: 77-82
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Cenomanian; Brachyura [WoRMS]; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Decapoda [WoRMS]; Dynomenidae Ortmann, 1892 [WoRMS]; Belgium, Tournai; Marine
Author keywords
    Crustacea; Decapoda; Brachyura; Dynomenidae; new species; Cenomanian;Belgium

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  • Jagt, J.W.M.
  • Van Bakel, B.W.M.
  • Fraaije, R.H.B.

Abstract
    A single, well-preserved specimen of a new dynomenid crab, Palaeodromites crypticus n. sp., is described from the lower Bemissart Calcirudites Formation (= 'Tourtia de Tournai'), as formerly exposed at the Delwart quarry, Tournai (southern Belgium). Although superficially similar to contemporaneous P. incertus (BELL, 1863), carapace outline, structure and number of anterolateral teeth and dorsal surface ornament differ to such an extent that introduction of a new taxon appears warranted. The new species probably represents an offshoot of the P. sinuososulcatus-P. incertus lineage, which ranged from the lower Albian (Leymeriella regularis Subzone) to the uppermost Cenomanian (Actinocamax plenus Beds of authors), with records from England, France, eastern Germany and Austria.

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