A New Genus, Martinetta, and Two New Species of Xanthoid Crabs from the Middle Eocene Santee Limestone of South Carolina

Warren C. Blow, Raymond B. Manning


Two new xanthoid crabs, Martinetta palmeri, new genus and new species, and Eohalimede saundersi, new species, are described from the middle Eocene Santee Limestone of South Carolina.  Martinetta palmeri is thus far the largest middle Eocene crab known to occur in the Carolinas.  Eohalimede saundersi is the second species of this genus described.  Sarahcarcinus campbellorum is transferred from the family Cancridae to the family Portunidae.

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