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First evidence of Late Cretaceous decapod crustaceans from Åsen, southern Sweden

Praszkier, Aron LU (2013) In Examensarbeten i Geologi vid Lunds universitet GEOL01 20131
Department of Geology
Abstract
Decapod crustacean remains were uncovered in 2011 at Åsen, the first from this site. Åsens Late Creta-ceous strata are part of the Kristianstad Basin, in southernmost Sweden. Seven cheliped moulds and a number of other remains such as pereiopod imprints were found in carbonate-cemented nodules within the sediments of the Campanian B. balsvikensis zone. Several different morphologies are present, and three of the samples are interpret-ed as belonging to the family Callanassidae of infraorder Axiidea, with a probable association of Protocallianassa. The burrowing mode of life points to the conclusion that the nodules may be fossilized burrows, also explaining why they are constrained to a singular layer in the sequence.
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author
Praszkier, Aron LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
De första fynden av senkretaceiska decapoda kräftdjur från Åsen i Skåne
course
GEOL01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Decapoda, Crustacean, Axiidea, Cretaceous, Campanian, Åsen, Kristianstad basin, Scania, Sweden
publication/series
Examensarbeten i Geologi vid Lunds universitet
report number
368
language
English
id
4016491
date added to LUP
2013-10-23 16:15:47
date last changed
2015-09-03 04:13:13
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  abstract     = {Decapod crustacean remains were uncovered in 2011 at Åsen, the first from this site. Åsens Late Creta-ceous strata are part of the Kristianstad Basin, in southernmost Sweden. Seven cheliped moulds and a number of other remains such as pereiopod imprints were found in carbonate-cemented nodules within the sediments of the Campanian B. balsvikensis zone. Several different morphologies are present, and three of the samples are interpret-ed as belonging to the family Callanassidae of infraorder Axiidea, with a probable association of Protocallianassa. The burrowing mode of life points to the conclusion that the nodules may be fossilized burrows, also explaining why they are constrained to a singular layer in the sequence.},
  author       = {Praszkier, Aron},
  keyword      = {Decapoda,Crustacean,Axiidea,Cretaceous,Campanian,Åsen,Kristianstad basin,Scania,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Examensarbeten i Geologi vid Lunds universitet},
  title        = {First evidence of Late Cretaceous decapod crustaceans from Åsen, southern Sweden},
  year         = {2013},
}