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The presumed decapod, Palaeopemphix Gemmellaro, 1890, is a unique member of the Phyllocarida (Palaeopemphicida: Palaeopemphidae)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2015

Rodney M. Feldmann
1Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242,
Alessandro A. Garassino
2Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano, Milano, Italy,
Carrie E. Schweitzer
3Department of Geology, Kent State University Stark Campus, Canton, Ohio 44720,


Reevaluation of 21 specimens of Permian crustaceans from near Palermo, Italy, referred to Palaeopemphix Gemmellaro, 1890, has resulted in transfer of the genus from the decapod Crustacea to a new suborder, the Palaeopemphida, and a new superfamily, Palaeopemphidae, of the archaeostracan Phyllocarida.

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