A new species of glypheoid lobster, Pseudoglyphea foersteri (DecapodaAstacidea: Mecochiridae) from the Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) of Raasay, Inner Hebrides, UK

RM Feldmann, G Crisp, D Pirrie

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Abstract

Mecochirid lobsters assigned to the genus Pseudoglyphea Oppel, 1861 have previously been recorded from several localities in Europe. In this paper Pseudoglyphea foersteri sp. nov. is described from the Lower Jurassic of Raasay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, providing the first evidence of a vagile benthic predator/scavenger in the Scalpa Sandstone Formation. Re-examination of the systematic placement of the genus supports allying the Mecochiridae with the Glypheidae within the Astacidea, not the Palinura as traditionally done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalPalaeontology
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

Keywords

  • glypheidae
  • Lower Jurassic
  • Raasay

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