Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 65, núm. 2, 2013, p. 319-328

Records of brachyuran crabs from the Pliocene (Piacenzian) of Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna, N Italy)

Giovanni Pasini1, Alessandro Garassino2,*

1 Via Alessandro Volta 16, I-22070 Appiano Gentile (Como), Italia.
2 Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Paleontologia, Corso Venezia 55, I-20121 Milano, Italia.

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Four species of brachyuran crabs are recorded from the Pliocene (Piacenzian) clays of the Apennine Mountains, all collected in natural gullies around the Castellarano and Monticelli di Quattro Castella, Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna, N Italy). These species are already known in the fossil record of Italy, and are assigned to Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Calappidae De Haan, 1833); Chlinocephalus demissifrons Ristori, 1886 (Euryplacidae Stimpson, 1871); Goneplax rhomboides (Linnaeus, 1758) (Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838); Monodaeus bortolottii Delle Cave, 1988 (Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838). Chlinocephalus demissifrons and Monodaeus bortolottiiare reported for the first time from Emilia Romagna.

Keywords: Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Pliocene, Emilia Romagna, N Italy.