Contributions to Zoology, 72 (2/3) (2003)Alessandro Garassino; Giovanni Pasini: First record of Calappoidea and Dromioidea from the Upper Cretaceous (Upper Maastrichtian) of NW Madagascar

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Abstract

The crustaceans from the marine Berivotra Formation, dated as late Cretaceous, from 50 km south of Mahajanga, Madagascar contains macrurans, brachyurans and thalassinideans. Two brachyuran families, Raninidae and Dynomenidae, were previously identified with the genera Notopocorystes, Caloxanthus, Titanocarcinus, Xanthosia, and Dromiopsis. Fragmentary material now also allows the recognition of Dromioidea, Calappoidea and Xanthoidea.