Original paper

A new freshwater crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamonautidae) from the Paleogene of Tanzania, Africa

Feldmann, Rodney M.; O'Connor, Patrick M.; Stevens, Nancy J.; Gottfried, Michael D.; Roberts, Eric M.; Ngasala, Sifa; Rasmusson, Erin L.; Kapilima, Saidi


Discovery of numerous fragmentary remains of freshwater crab in Paleogene, probably Oligocene, sediments in Tanzania, Africa, permits the description of a new genus and species, Tanzanonautes tuerkai. The fossils represent the oldest freshwater crabs known.