Records of brachyuran crabs from the Pliocene (Piacenzian) of Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna, N Italy)

Giovanni Pasini, Alessandro Garassino
2013 Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana  
Four species of brachyuran crabs are recorded from the Pliocene (Piacenzian) clays of the Apennine Mountains, all collected in natural gullies around the Castellarano and Monticelli di Quattro Castella, Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna, N Italy). These species are already known in the fossil record of Italy, and are assigned to Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Calappidae De Haan, 1833); Chlinocephalus demissifrons Ristori, 1886 (Euryplacidae Stimpson, 1871); Goneplax rhomboides (Linnaeus, 1758)
more » ... es (Linnaeus, 1758) (Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838); Monodaeus bortolottii Delle Cave, 1988 (Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838). Chlinocephalus demissifrons and Monodaeus bortolottii are reported for the first time from Emilia Romagna.
doi:10.18268/bsgm2013v65n2a13 fatcat:or22mbbfcvexhnsm5ec2yajriy