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Alavatanais carabe Vonk and Schram 2007 (crustacean)

Crustacea - Tanaidacea - Alavatanaidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 347180

Synonym: Proleptochelia euskadiensis Vonk and Schram 2007 (taxon 347183)

Full reference: R. Vonk and F. R. Schram. 2007. Three new tanaid species (Crustacea, Peracarida, Tanaidacea) from the Lower Cretaceous. Journal of Paleontology 81:1502-1509

Belongs to Alavatanais according to A. Sánchez-García et al. 2015

Sister taxon: Alavatanais margulisae

Type specimens:

  • Alavatanais carabe: MCNA 9537, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Peñacerrada outcrop I, which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in the Escucha Formation of Spain.
  • Proleptochelia euskadiensis: MCNA 9846B, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Peñacerrada outcrop I, which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in the Escucha Formation of Spain.

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore