Fossil fiddler crab paper

A new fiddler crab paper of which I am an (admittedly minor) author has made it out into the wild. A pre-print for “Quaternary intertidal and supratidal crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura) from tropical America and the systematic affinities of fossil fiddler crabs” by Javier Luque et al. is now online at the Journal of Systematic Paleontology (DOI) although it is unfortunately hidden behind a paywall. If you’d like a copy contact me or Javier and we’ll be sure to make sure you get a copy.

The paper is generally about some very well preserved crab fossils found in Panama, with a particular emphasis on a very large assemblage of fossils of the fiddler crab Uca ornata, with some emphasis and discussion of fossilized fiddler crabs and how these particular samples relate to both extant and extinct species.

This project has been ongoing for many years, so it is great to finally have the paper see the light of day.