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Galathea mainensis Ceccon and De Angeli 2012 (decapod)

Crustacea - Decapoda - Galatheidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 351635

Full reference: C. Ceccon and De Angeli. 2012. Galathea mainensis n. sp., (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae)Middle Eocene of Cava "Main" Arzignano (Vicenza, northern Italy). Societa Veneziana di Scienze Naturali 37

Belongs to Galathea according to C. Ceccon and De Angeli 2012

Sister taxa: Galathea affinis, Galathea antiqua, Galathea australiensis, Galathea berica, Galathea dispersa, Galathea hexacristata, Galathea keiji, Galathea keijii, Galathea lovarica, Galathea lupiae, Galathea magnifica, Galathea munidoides, Galathea sahariana, Galathea spitzbergica, Galathea squamifera, Galathea strigifera, Galathea subsquamata, Galathea valmaranensis, Galathea weinfurteri, Galathea whiteleggii

Type specimen: MCV11/01-I.G.327449. Its type locality is Cava Main di Arzignano (Museo Civico G. Zannato collection), which is in a Lutetian carbonate limestone in Italy.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore