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Panulirus destombesi n. sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palinuridae) de l'Albien (Crétacé inférieur) de Wissant (Pas-de-Calais, France)

Alessandro GARASSINO & Gérard BRETON

fr Geodiversitas 32 (3) - Pages 391-397

Published on 24 September 2010

Panulirus destombesi n. sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palinuridae) from the Albian (Lower Cretaceous) of Wissant (Pas-de-Calais, France)

One single decapod palinurid lobster from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) is reported from Wissant (Pas-de-Calais, France). The studied specimen has been ascribed to the infraorder Achelata Scholtz & Richter, 1995, and named Panulirus destombesi n. sp. (Palinuridae Latreille, 1802). It is the first report of the Recent genus Panulirus White, 1847 in the fossil record, enlarging our knowledge of Lower Cretaceous palinurids.

Keywords :

Crustacea, Decapoda, Palinuridae, Lower Cretaceous, Albian, France, new species

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