New Antarctic clawed lobster species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Nephropidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of James Ross Island

  • Allysson P. Pinheiro Laboratório de Crustáceos do Semiárido, Universidade Regional do Cariri, Crato, CE, Brazil; Laboratory of Systematic Zoology, Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1565-6371
  • Antônio Álamo Feitosa Saraiva Laboratory of Systematic Zoology, Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, SP, Brazil; Laboratório de Paleontologia, Universidade Regional do Cariri, Crato, CE, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0127-8912
  • William Santana Laboratório de Crustáceos do Semiárido, Universidade Regional do Cariri, Crato, CE, Brazil; Laboratory of Systematic Zoology, Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3086-4419
  • Juliana Manso Sayão Laboratório de Paleobiologia e Paleogeografia Antártica, Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3619-0323
  • Rodrigo Giesta Figueiredo Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Alegre, ES, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4304-6434
  • Taissa Rodrigues Laboratório de Paleontologia, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Centro de Ciências Humanas e Naturais, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7918-1358
  • Luiz Carlos Weinschütz Centro Paleontológico da Universidade do Contestado, Universidade do Contestado, Mafra, SC, Brazil
  • Luiza Corral Martins de Oliveira Ponciano Laboratório de Tafonomia e Paleoecologia Aplicadas, Departamento de Ciências Naturais, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6700-2391
  • Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner Laboratory of Systematics and Taphonomy of Fossil Vertebrates, Departamento de Geologia e Paleontologia, Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7174-9447
Keywords: Astacidea, Hoploparia, Metanephrops, Nephropoidea, Marambio Group

Abstract

A new species of nephropid lobster, Hoploparia echinata sp. nov., from the James Ross Island in the Antarctic Peninsula is here described and illustrated. The material was collected in the Santa Marta Formation (Santonian–-Campanian), the basal unit of the Marambio Group, Larsen Basin, located in the western portion of the Antarctic Peninsula. Hoploparia echinata sp. nov. can easily be differentiated from its congeners by the presence of distinct short spines on dorsal and ventral margins on the third maxillipeds, merus of the chelipeds and pereopods; these are the characters not described in other Hoploparia species so far.

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2020-08-13
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Pinheiro, A. P., Saraiva, A. Álamo F., Santana, W., Sayão, J. M., Figueiredo, R. G., Rodrigues, T., Weinschütz, L. C., Ponciano, L. C. M. de O., & Kellner, A. W. A. (2020). New Antarctic clawed lobster species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Nephropidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of James Ross Island. Polar Research, 39. https://doi.org/10.33265/polar.v39.3727
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