Hepatus praecox Collins, Donovan & Dixon, 1997



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Collins, J. S. H., Donovan, S. K. and Dixon, H. L. (1997). Crabs and barnacles (Crustacea: Decapoda and Cirripedia) from the Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation of southeast Jamaica. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 23: 51-63.


Other references:

Collins, J. S., Donovan, S. K., Lindsay, W. and Simpson, G. A. (2001). A new species of portunid crab from the early Pleistocene Old Pera beds of Jamaica. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 112(1): 7-12.

Collins, J. S. H., Donovan, S. K. and Stemann, T. A. (2009). Fossil Crustacea of the Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation, west Port Morant Harbour, southeastern Jamaica. Scripta Geologica 138: 23-53.

Luque, Javier et al. (2017). Checklist of fossil decapod crustaceans from tropical America. Part I: Anomura and Brachyura. Nauplius 25: e2017025.

Schweitzer, C. E., Feldmann, R. M., Garassino, A., Karasawa, H. and Schweigert, G. (2010). Systematic list of fossil decapod crustacean species. Crustaceana Monographs 10: 1-222.


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