Studies on Mexican Paleontology pp 79-100

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 24)

Mesozoic and Tertiary Decapod Crustacea from Mexico

  • Francisco J. Vega
  • Torrey G. Nyborg
  • María Del Carmen Perrilliat

1. Abstract

In recent years, the number of described species of fossil crustaceans from Mexico has increased noticeably. Numerous new occurrences and new taxa were described from lithostratigraphic units that range in age from Early Cretaceous to Miocene. These reports included not only the systematic description of the specimens, but also information on paleoenvironment, paleoecology and evolution. The present work is a review of the fossil record of fossil crustaceans from Mexico, including comments on new localities and fauna that are under study. Based on the ongoing research in this field, it is possible that the number of fossil species of brachyurans will reach twice as much as the ones reported nowadays in a few years.

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. Vega
    • 1
  • Torrey G. Nyborg
    • 2
  • María Del Carmen Perrilliat
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCiudad UniversitariaDelegación CoyoacánMéxico, DF
  2. 2.Department of Natural SciencesLoma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA

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