Sphaerodromiidae is reported from the Paleocene of Texas withDromilites? cardwelli (Armstrong, Nyborg, Bishop, Ossó-Morales, and Vega, 2009) new combination. The species is a sphaerodromiid but is too poorly preserved for confident generic placement. The morphology of the preserved sternum of D. ? cardwelli confirms placement in Sphaerodromiidae. Spaerodromiidae was previously known from the Cretaceous and Eocene; thus no range extension occurs.
A New Species of Tumidocarcinidae (Decapoda, Carpilioidea) from the Kambüel Formation (Paleocene) of Austria01/01/2009
Titanocarcinus kambuehelensis new species is described from the Paleocene Kambühel Formation of Austria. Titanocarcinus ranges from the Cretaceous through the K/T mass extinction into the Eocene. This species is part of a reef fauna, which is one of several similar Paleocene occurrences in Northern and Central Europe. The new species is relatively small for the genus, and only the dorsal carapace is known.