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Shazella (Collins & William, 2004)

 

Unusually, this form was recorded for the first time only very recently, from a single isolated carapace from the Turonian of Kent.  The carapace is small, with a rounded hexagonal profile, an ornament of small discrete tubercles, and pronounced longitudinal furrows.

REFERENCE - Collins, J. S. H., & Williams, R. J.  2004.  A new genus of necrocarcinid crab (Crustacea, Brachyura) from the Upper Cretaceous of England, Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 31, 33-35. [Link]

 

1).  Shazella abbotsensis - The unique isolated carapace of the holotype (x8.0, White Chalk, Turonian, Abbots Cliff, near Folkestone, Kent, BMNH (British Museum (Natural History) London) IC306)Image  2008 The Natural History Museum, by kind permission.