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The decapod fauna (Axiidea, Anomura, Brachyura) from the Late Pleistocene of Trumbacà, Reggio Calabria (Calabria, southern Italy)

Alessandro Garassino, Giovanni Pasini, Antonio De Angeli, Matúš Hyzný
  • Giovanni Pasini
    Appiano Gentile (Como), Italy
  • Antonio De Angeli
    Museo Civico Zannato, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), Italy
  • Matúš Hyzný
    Geologisch-palaontologische Abteilung, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria; Department of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia


We report a rich faunal assemblage from the Tyrrhenian (Late Pleistocene) of Trumbacà, located in the southern area of Reggio Calabria (Calabria, southern Italy). The only brachyuran reported to date from this locality is Ranilia constricta (A. Milne Edwards, 1880) by Vazzana (2008). The studied specimens have been assigned, as follows: ?Corallianassa sp., Dardanus arrosor (Herbst, 1796), Dardanus substriatus (A. Milne Edwards, 1861), Paguristes cf. P. syrtensis de Saint Laurent 1970, Anapagurus sp., Ranilia constricta (A. Milne Edwards, 1880), Ranina propinqua Ristori, 1891, Ebalia cf. E. deshayesi Lucas, 1846, Ilia nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758), Medorippe lanata (Linnaeus, 1767), Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758), Pisa armata (Latreille, 1803), Derilambrus cf. D. angulifrons (Latreille, 1825), Atelecyclus undecimdentatus (Herbst, 1783), Carcinus sp., Pilumnus hirtellus (Linnaeus, 1761), and Xantho cf. X. incisus (Leach, 1814). The studied assemblage enlarges our knowledge on the evolution of the Mediterranean decapod faunas.


Decapoda, Axiidea, Anomura, Brachyura, Late Pleistocene, Calabria, southern Italy

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