Title

Remarkable Preservation of a New Genus and Species of Limuline Horseshoe Crab from the Cretaceous of Texas, U.S.A.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Palaeontology

Volume

54

Issue

6

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

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Paleobiology | Paleontology | Sedimentology | Stratigraphy

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