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Published: 2023-01-06

New hermit crab species (Anomura, Paguroidea) from the upper Miocene St. Marys Formation of Maryland (USA), preserved in their host shells

1Oertijdmuseum, Bosscheweg 80, 5283 WB Boxtel, the Netherlands.
1Oertijdmuseum, Bosscheweg 80, 5283 WB Boxtel, the Netherlands.
1Oertijdmuseum, Bosscheweg 80, 5283 WB Boxtel, the Netherlands. 2Utrecht University, Budapestlaan 4, 3584 CD Utrecht, the Netherlands.
3Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688, USA.
7Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK, OX1 3AN,
4Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, De Bosquetplein 6-7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Crustacea Paguridae Annuntidiogenidae Paguristes Pagurus new species eastern North America

Abstract

Two new species of hermit crab are recorded from the upper Miocene (Tortonian) St. Marys Formation of Maryland, named Pagurus hazenorum n. sp. and Paguristes timoni n. sp. and assigned to the families Paguridae Latreille, 1802, and Annuntidiogenidae Fraaije, 2014, respectively. Both new species are morphologically close to present-day congeners, but can be differentiated on details of ornament (tubercles, granules and teeth).

 

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