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  • Afroapseudes cretacicus Pasini, Vega & Garassino 2022





    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda Latreille 1829
    Class: Malacostraca Latreille 1802
    Order: Tanaidacea Dana, 1849
    Family: incertae sedis
    Genus: Afroapseudes
    Species: Afroapseudes cretacicus
    Author Citation Pasini, Vega & Garassino 2022

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Cenomanian / Turonian


    "Continental intercalaire" Group
    Akrabou Formation


    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade


    Length: 8 mm


    Gara es Sbâa
    Tiznit Province


    Taxonomy from Pasini et al., 2022.

    Diagnosis from Pasini et al., 2022: "Body elongate, slightly narrowing posteriorly; sub-pentagonal carapace wider than long and sub-triangular rostrum; eyes rounded, apparently without peduncle; antennulae base rectangular elongate; pereon longer but narrow than carapace; pereonites similar in width and size each than other; P1-P6 with wrinkled furrows dorsally; sub-rectangular P1 and P2 with convex lateral margins and dorsolateral vaults; sub-trapezoidal P3-P6 with convex lateral margins and posterior marginal lateral process; P-1-P-2 elongate meri, slightly longer than combined carpus plus propodus with short, curved fossorial dactylus; pleon narrower than pereon and 2.8 times shorter than pereon; P11-P15 narrow than pereonites, all similar in size and shape, wider than long with acute lateral margins; elongate pleotelson narrower than P11-P15."
    Line drawing from Pasini et al, 2022:

    Identified by oilshale.
    Pasini, G., Vega, F. J., Garassino,A., (2022): A new genus and species of Tanaidacea (Crustacea, Apseudomorpha) from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) of Gara Sbaa, southeastern Morocco: Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 74 (2), A290622. http://dx.doi.org/10.18268/ BSGM2022v74n2a290622.

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