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Remarkable Preservation of a New Genus and Species of Limuline Horseshoe Crab from the Cretaceous of Texas, U.S.A.
Palaeontology
  • Rodney M. Feldman, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Carrie E. Schweitzer, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Benjamin F. Dattilo, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • James O. Farlow, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Inclusive pages
1337 - 1346
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Abstract

A single specimen, part and counterpart of a carapace, of a horseshoe crab from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) Glen Rose Formation in north-central Texas, forms the basis for the definition of a new genus and species, Crenatolimulus paluxyensis. The discovery represents only the fifth limuline known from the Cretaceous. Its preservational style is remarkable in that the carapace exterior is faithfully replicated by a massive overgrowth of serpulid worms.

Keywords
  • Xiphosurida,
  • Chelicerata,
  • Limulidae,
  • Albian,
  • Cretaceous,
  • Texas
Citation Information
Rodney M. Feldman, Carrie E. Schweitzer, Benjamin F. Dattilo and James O. Farlow. "Remarkable Preservation of a New Genus and Species of Limuline Horseshoe Crab from the Cretaceous of Texas, U.S.A." Palaeontology Vol. 54 Iss. 6 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rodney_feldmann/1/