A new hermit crab (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea) from the midCretaceous of Navarra, Northern Spain

René H.B. Fraaije, Barry W.M. van Bakel


Recent fieldwork (June
2008) in the reefal limestones near Alsasua, Navarra (northern
Spain) has resulted in the discovery of a new species of diogenid
hermit crab, Annuntidiogenes worfi sp. nov., which appears closely
related to the type species of the genus, A. ruizdegaonai Fraaije et
al., 2008, from Monte Orobe and also of mid-Cretaceous
(Albian-Cenomanian) age. The new specimen represents only the third
paguroid carapace of Cretaceous age to be described and formally

Palabras clave

Crustacea; Anomura; Diogenidae; Albian-Cenomanian; Spain; new taxon.

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