The marine clawed lobster genus Pseudastacus Oppel, 1861, previously known mainly from the Late Jurassic lithographic limestones of Bavaria (Germany), is herein recorded from the Early Jurassic (Sinemurian, c. 190-199 Ma) of France. A new species, Pseudastacus lemovices n. sp., is introduced. It is the oldest representative of the genus and of the family Stenochiridae Beurlen, 1828.
France, Jurassic, Sinemurian, Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidea, Stenochiridae, new species