Prehepatus werneri Fraaye and Collins 1987 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Aethridae

Full reference: R. H. B. Fraaye and J. S. H. Collins. 1987. A new crab, Prehepatus werneri (Crustacea: Decapoda), from the Maastrichtian of the Netherlands. Journal of Paleontology 61(3):549-551

Belongs to Prehepatus according to J. S. H. Collins et al. 1995

See also Fraaye and Collins 1987

Sister taxa: Prehepatus cretaceous, Prehepatus dilksi, Prehepatus harrisi, Prehepatus hodgesi, Prehepatus lenolensis, Prehepatus mexicanus, Prehepatus pawpawensis

Type specimen: MAB k.0017, a claw (left chela). Its type locality is Blom quarry, Berg en Terblijt (middle Meerssen Mb), which is in a Maastrichtian shoreface grainstone in the Maastricht Formation of the Netherlands.

Ecology: carnivore


• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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