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Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 65, núm. 2, 2013, p. 225-233

http://dx.doi.org/10.18268/BSGM2013v65n2a4

 Miocene brachyuran Crustacea from Konar-Takhteh and Ahram sections, southwestern Iran

Mehdi Yazdi1, Ali Bahrami1, Peyman Abbasi1, Reza Sadeghi2, Francisco J. Vega3,*

1 Department of Geology, University of Isfahan, POB. 81746-73441, Isfahan, I.R. Iran.
2 Payamnoor University, Department of Geology, I. R. Iran.
3 Instituto de Geología, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, México, D.F., 04510, México.

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Abstract

Five species of brachyuran Crustacea from the Middle Miocene are described from the Guri Member of the Mishan Formation in southwestern Iran. The species include the leucosioids Leucosia persica; Seulosia sp. cf. S. rhomboidalis; Myra sp.; the portunoid Portunus withersi and the xanthid Demania ahramensis n. sp. The paleobiogeographic affinities of these genera reinforce previous interpretations of a wide distribution between the Persian Gulf and the Indopacific regions.

Keywords: Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Miocene, southwestern Iran.