Vol 61, Núm. 2, 2006, P. 211-214

A new hermit crab (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea) from the mid–Cretaceous of Navarra, Northern Spain

 Un nuevo cangrejo ermitaño (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea) del Cretácico Medio en Navarra, norte de España

 René H.B. Fraaije1,*, Barry W.M. van Bakel1,5, John W.M. Jagt2, Adiël A. Klompmaker3, Pedro Artal4

1 Oertijdmuseum De Groene Poort, Bosscheweg 80, NL–5283 WB Boxtel, the Netherlands.
2 Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht (SCZ), de Bosquetplein 6–7, NL–6211 KJ Maastricht, the Netherlands.
3 Department of Geology, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent OH 44242, USA.
4 Museo Geológico del Seminario de Barcelona, Diputación 231, E–08007 Barcelona, Spain.
5 National Natuurhistorisch Museum [Naturalis], P.O. Box 9517, NL–2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Recent fieldwork (June 2008) in the reefal limestones near Alsasua, Navarra (northern Spain) has resulted in the discovery of a new species of diogenid hermit crab, Annuntidiogenes wotfi sp. nov., which appears closely related to the type species of the genus, A. ruizdegaonai Fraaije et al., 2008, from Monte Orobe and also of mid–Cretaceous (Albian–Cenomanian) age. The new specimen represents only the third paguroid carapace of Cretaceous age to be described and formally named.

Keywords: Crustacea, Anomura, Diogenidae, Albian–Cenomanian, Spain, new taxon.