Original paper

Cretaceous lobsters from the Pawpaw Shale of northeast Texas

Franţescu, Ovidiu

Abstract

Examination of Early Cretaceous (Albian) lobsters from the Pawpaw Shale in Texas yields two new genera, Parallelogastrus n. gen., and Metahomarus n. gen.; four new species, Metahomarus reidi n. gen. n. sp., Parallelogastrus gabii n. gen. n. sp., Palinurus veronicae n. sp., and Scyllarella adinae n. sp.. Additionally, the systematic position of Astacodes is discussed in detail. As a result, Astacodes is synonymized with Palinurus.

Keywords

nephropoideapalinuroideaastacodescretaceoustexaspawpaw shale