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Article: New Eocene crabs from the Hampshire Basin

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 24
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1981
Page(s): 733 758
Author(s): W. J. Quayle and J. S. H. Collins
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QUAYLE, W. J., COLLINS, J. S. H. 1981. New Eocene crabs from the Hampshire Basin. Palaeontology24, 4, 733–758.

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Eocene crabs are described from the London Clay of Highgate and Sussex; the Elmore Formation, Brackelsham Group of Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire; the Barton Beds of Christchurch Bay and Alum Bay, Isle of Wight; and the Middle Headon Beds of Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight. Twenty species are represented, sixteen new, belonging to fifteen genera, one of them new. The new taxa are: Dromilites simplex sp. nov., D. lamarckii humerosus ssp. nov., Calappilia scopuli sp. nov., Bartethusa hepatica gen. et sp. nov., Typilobus belli sp. nov., T. obscurus sp. nov., Leiolambrus? longifrons sp. nov., Parthenope (Pseudolambrus) pentagonus sp. nov., Montezumella scabra sp. nov., Portunites sylviae sp. nov., P. subovata sp. nov., Lobonotus vulgatus sp. nov., Panopeus kempi sp. nov., Branchioplax concinna sp. nov., Palaeograpsus depressus sp. nov., P. bartonensis sp. nov. Species new to the British fossil record are Calappilia dacica Bittner, Periacanthus horridus Bittner, Micromaia cf. tuberculata Bittner and Harpactoxanthopsis lutugini (Likharev). Of the foregoing D. simplex is common to the London Clay and Elmore Formation and only C. dacica, P. depressus and H. lutugini are common to both the Elmore and Barton sections.
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