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On unreported historical specimens of marine arthropods from the Solnhofen and Nusplingen Lithographic Limestones (Late Jurassic, Germany) housed at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris

Giliane P. ODIN, Sylvain CHARBONNIER, Julien DEVILLEZ & Günter SCHWEIGERT

en Geodiversitas 41 (17) - Pages 643-662

Published on 23 September 2019

We report and illustrate several unpublished fossil specimens of marine arthropods, housed at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris (France) and coming from the Solnhofen and Nusplingen Lithographic Limestones (Late Jurassic, Germany). Notably, we describe specimens of Antrimpos undenarius Schweigert, 2001, Eryma modestiforme (Schlotheim, 1822) and Mecochirus longimanatus (Schlotheim, 1820). Mecochirus foresti Secrétan, 1968 is considered as a junior synonym of Mecochirus longimanatus. A revision of the specimens previously described is also realized. This contribution thus provides new information on the Antrimpos species from the Solnhofen Plattenkalks and gives a complete overview of the fossil marine arthropods coming from these Plattenkalks which are available at the MNHN.


Keywords :

Crustacea, Decapoda, Jurassic, Plattenkalk, Solnhofen, Nusplingen, Germany, collections, conservation

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