A compilation of all known species of fossil decapod crustaceans arrayed in a modern classification based upon the work of numerous students of extant and fossil decapods represents the first such attempt in nearly 100 years. The systematic list cites authors and carefully verified dates of authorship as well as a complete list of references to all taxa cited. The work is intended to provide insight into the range and relative numbers of fossil taxa within the suborder Decapoda. The compilation will permit interpretation of the nature of completeness of the fossil record and will provide a platform for future research on this important, diverse group of organisms.
Carrie E. Schweitzer, Ph.D. (2000) in Applied Geology, Kent State University, is Associate Professor of Geology at Kent State University Stark Campus. She has published extensively on systematics, phylogeny, and paleobiogeography of decapods, concentrating on the Brachyura.
Rodney M. Feldmann, Ph.D. (1967) in Geology, University of North Dakota, is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University. He has published extensively on systematics, biogeography, and functional morphology of fossil decapod crustaceans and isopods of the world.
Alessandro Garassino, Degree in Biology (1988), University of Studi, Milan, is currently Curator of Department of Invertebrate Paleontology of the Natural History Museum, Milan, and publishes extensively on systematics and phylogeny of Mesozoic and Cenozoic decapods from Europe.
Hiroaki Karasawa, D.Sc. (1992) in Paleontology, Nagoya University, is Curator at the Mizunami Fossil Museum and works on phylogeny and systematics of decapods. His major work focuses on Cenozoic decapod Crustacea from southwest Japan.
Günter Schweigert, Ph.D. (1996), University of Stuttgart, is Curator of Mesozoic Invertebrates at Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, is leader of scientific excavations in the Upper Jurassic Nusplingen Lithographic Limestone and has published extensively on fossil decapods, ammonites, and biostratigraphy.
... a “must have” book for anyone studying fossil decapods Nikolaos Lampadariou, in:
PSAMMONALIA, The Newsletter of the International Association of Meiobenthologists, Number 155, May 2011