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1 November 2016 Paracapsulapagurus poponguinensis, a new hermit crab (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguroidea) from the Maastrichtian of Senegal
Matúš Hyžný, René H.B. Fraaije, Jeremy E. Martin, Vincent Perrier, Raphaël Sarr
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Based on a single right cheliped from the Cape de Naze Formation (middle-upper Maastrichtian), Senegal, a new genus and species of hermit crab with capsulated setae is described. Paracapsulapagurus poponguinensis n. gen. n. sp. is characterized by platy, scale-like, non-spinose tubercles with setae arranged in curved rows. This is only the third record of a fossil hermit crab with capsulated setae. These are documented in detail using SEM-imaging. For the first time, capsulated setae are also figured for the Early Jurassic hermit crab Schobertella.

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Matúš Hyžný, René H.B. Fraaije, Jeremy E. Martin, Vincent Perrier, and Raphaël Sarr "Paracapsulapagurus poponguinensis, a new hermit crab (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguroidea) from the Maastrichtian of Senegal," Journal of Paleontology 90(6), 1133-1137, (1 November 2016). https://doi.org/10.1017/jpa.2016.65
Accepted: 1 February 2016; Published: 1 November 2016
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