A new syncarid crustacean from the Lower Permian of Bohemia


Authors: Štamberg S

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 75, issue 1; pages: 67 - 72;

Keywords: Malacostraca, Syncarida, Lower Permian, Krkonoše Piedmont Basin, Czech Republic,

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Recently, a thin layer of bituminous shale bearing small syncarid malacostracans at an outcrop of the Rudník Horizon (Krkonoše Piedmont Basin) has been discovered. Syncarids are identified as a new genus and species Monicaris rudnicensis gen. at sp. nov. of the family Palaeocarididae. Abundant, but not well-preserved carbonised bodies of schrimps give only a few useful anatomical information.