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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Collins, J.S; Donovan, S.K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
A new species of Necronectes (Decapoda) from the Upper Oligocene of Antigua
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Journal Title
Caribbean Journal of Science
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
31
Issue ID
1-2
Page(s)
122-127
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Abstract
The first fossil crab remains identified from the Upper Oligocene of Antigua, Lesser Antilles, are recorded. Two partial chelae (claws) are described from the Upper Oligocene Long Bay Member, Antigua Formation, exposed in coastal section at Hughes Point, south coast of Nonsuch Bay, eastern Antigua. Both specimens are assigned to Necronectes summus sp. nov. The left chela is moderately curved along the longitudinal axis, much inflated in transverse section and with the fixed finger slightly deflected. The right chela increases in height distally, the outer surface is smoothly rounded and the fixed finger is in line with the manus.....
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