Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Nodosculda fisherorum, new genus and new species of mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda: Sculdidae) from the Cretaceous (Late Albian) of Texas, USA

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Journal of Crustacean Biology

The order Stomatopoda comprises a large number of modern representatives but only a relatively small number of fossil representatives. This low number of fossil mantis shrimp could be attributed to the fact that, in general, they have a poorly calcified cuticle, and their body is highly articulated and flexible, as compared to decapods, which may lead to a high rate of disarticulation and decomposition. A new genus, and species of Cretaceous stomatopod is described from a clastic, shallow water environment, of what today is north-east Texas. Nodosculda fisherorum n. gen. n. sp. is a relatively small mantis shrimp characterized by strong, defensive ornament on the carapace, thorax, and pleon. Although preserved in clastic sediments, these specimens show a remarkably good state of preservation. Articulated pleopods with attached setae, and muscle fibers have been identified on the pleon.

Affiliations: 1: Kent State University, Kent, 44240, OH, USA


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

1. Ahyong S. T. , Garassino A. . 2007. "A new stomatopod from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Lebanon". Memorie della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano Vol 35( 2): 5- 7.
2. Ahyong S. T. , Garassino A. , Gironi B. . 2007. " Archaeosculda phoenician. gen., n. sp. (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Pseudosculdidae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Lebanon". Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano Vol 148( 1): 3- 15.
3. Dames W. 1886. "Uber einige Crustaceen aus den Kreideablagerungen des Libanon". Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft Vol 38: 551- 575, pls. 13-15.
4. Haug C. , Haug J. T. , Waloszek D. . 2009. "Morphology and ontogeny of the Upper Jurassic mantis shrimp Spinoscula ehrlichin. gen. n. sp. from souhtern Germany". Palaeobiodiversity Vol 2: 111- 118.
5. Haug J. T. , Haug C. , Maas A. , Kutschera V. , Waloszek D. . 2010. "Evolution of mantis shrimps (Stomatopoda, Malacostraca) in the light of new Mesozoic fossils". BMC Evolutionary Biology Vol 10( 290): 1- 17.
6. Kennedy W. J. 2004. "Ammonites from the Pawpaw Shale (Upper Albian) in northeast Texas". Cretaceous Research Vol 25: 865- 905.
7. Kennedy W. J. , Cobban W. A. , Gale A. S. , Hancock J. M. , Landman N. H. . 1998. "Ammonites from the Weno Limestone (Albian) in Northeast Texas". American Museum Novitates Vol 2336: 1- 46.
8. Latreille P. A. 1817. "Les crustacés, les arachnides et les insectes", pp. i- xxix, 1-653. In, Cuvier G. (ed.), La règne animal distribué d’après son organisation, pur servir de base a l’histoire naturelle des animaux et d’introduction a l’anatomie comparée, ed. 1, 3.
9. Latreille P. A. . 1825. Familles naturelles du règne animal, exposées succinctement et dans un ordre analytique, avec l’indication de leurs genres. J.B. Baillière, Paris, 570 pp.
10. Münster G. 1840. "Ueber einige Isopoden in den Kalkschiefern von Bayern. Beiträge zur Petrefactenkunde". Bayreuth. Vol 3: 19- 23, pl. 1, fig. 6-8.
11. Schram F. R. 2010. Catalog of the fossil and recent Stomatopoda. Bay Ridge Press, Langley, Washington, USA, 295 pp.
12. Schram F. R. , Müller H.-G. . 2004. Catalog and Bibliography of the Fossil and Recent Stomatopoda. Backhuys Publ., Leiden, 264 pp.

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Journal of Crustacean Biology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation