A new freshwater crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamonautidae) from the Paleogene of Tanzania, Africa

Feldmann, Rodney M., O'Connor, Patrick M., Stevens, Nancy J., Gottfried, Michael D., Roberts, Eric M., Ngasala, Sifa, Rasmusson, Erin L., and Kapilima, Saidi (2007) A new freshwater crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamonautidae) from the Paleogene of Tanzania, Africa. Neues Jahrbuch fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie. Abhandlungen , 244 (1). pp. 71-78.

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Abstract

Discovery of numerous fragmentary remains of freshwater crab in Paleogene, probably Oligocene, sediments in Tanzania, Africa, permits the description of a new genus and species, Tanzanonautes tuerkai. The fossils represent the oldest freshwater crabs known.

Item ID: 18167
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: decapoda; brachyura; potamonautidae; paleogene; freshwater; Tanzania; Africa
ISSN: 0077-7749
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 06:29
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040308 Palaeontology (incl Palynology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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