First Pliocene decapod crustacean (Malacostraca: Palinuridae) from the Antarctic
A single specimen of palinurid lobster, possibly Linuparus, from Pliocene rocks on Marine Plain, Princess Elizabeth Land, documents the only post-Miocene occurrence of decapod crustaceans in the Antarctic. The badly crushed, partial remains, probably an exuvia, are encrusted with the serpulid worm, Spirorbis Daudin.(Received February 5 1996)
(Accepted October 31 1996)
Key Words: Antarctica; Linuparus; Decapoda; Palinuroidea; Pliocene; serpulid.