A new Miocene decapod fauna is described from the Navidad Formation of coastal Chile. The fauna includes five callianassoid taxa, none of which is preserved sufficiently to identify to species level. New species include Calappilia? chilensis, Hepatus spinimarginatus, Proterocarcinus navidad, Pilumnus cucaoensis, and Pinnixa navidadensis. A possible rhizopine member of the Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819, is described. Trichopeltarion levis Casadı´o et al., 2004, previously known from the late Oligocene of western Argentina, was also recovered from these rocks. Calappa circularis Beurlen, from the lower Miocene Pirabas Formation in Brazil, is herein referred to Calappilia. This report greatly increases the known number of fossil decapods from Chile and sets the stage for paleobiogeographic comparison of the decapod faunas of Chile and Argentina.
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Feldmann, Rodney; Schweitzer, Carrie E.; Encinas, Alfonso (2005). New Decapods from the Navidad Formation (Miocene) of Chile. Journal of Crustacean Biology 25(3) 427-449. doi: 10.1651/C-2547. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/geolpubs/139