Original paper

Additions to the morphology of Munidopsidae (Decapoda: Anomura) and Goniodromitidae (Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Jurassic Solnhofen-type lagerstätten, Germany

Feldmann, Rodney M.; Schweitzer, Carrie E.; Schweigert, Günter; Robins, Cristina; Karasawa, Hiroaki; Luque, Javier

Abstract

Recognition of remains of sterna, pleons, and pereiopods of Aulavescus paintenensis n. sp. (Munidopsidae) and Goniodromites serratus Beurlen, 1929, from the Late Jurassic Solnhofentype lagerstätten in Bavaria, Germany, provides the first description of these structures in Jurassic Munidopsidae and Goniodromitidae. Addition of these morphological characters to Goniodromitidae and cladistic analysis secured the position of the family within Homolodromioidea and Dromiacea.

Keywords

decapodagoniodromitesaulavescusgoniodromitidaemunidopsidaemorphologygermany