New xiphosuran merostomata from the Upper Carboniferous of the Graissessac Basin (Massif Central, France)

Catherine CRÔNIER & Philippe COURVILLE

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 4 (1-2) - Pages 123-133

Published on 28 February 2005

This article is a part of the thematic issue Fauna and flora of paralic basins

Carboniferous merostome arthropods are relatively diversified, but their remains are rare, especially in France. A new specimen has been collected from the southern part of the Massif Central (France). This new taxon of xiphosurid, assigned to Euproops mariae n. sp. from Graissessac, is described; comparisons with closely allied species from Europe are discussed. Based on the associated macroflora, the material is considered to be Stephanian B–C in age.


Carbonifère, Stéphanien, Massif central, France, Merostomata, Xiphosures

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