Seven species of crab and an indeterminate stomatopod are recorded from the Pleistocene Beaumont Formation of Galveston Island, Texas. Of these, Hepatus pauli sp. nov., plus the extant Persephona aquilonaris and Callinectes danae are recorded as fossils for the first time, whereas the modern Callinectes sapidus and Menippe mercinaria had already been recorded from Miocene and/or Pleistocene strata in the Caribbean. A new description is given for Herbstia milnei, founded on better-preserved specimens, and the species is transferred to the genus Libinia. An unnamed species is tentatively placed in the extant Indo-Pacific genus Dromidiopsis; likewise unnamed, a fragmentary abdomen is assigned to the Stomatopoda.

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Collins, J., Garvie, C. L., & Mellish, C. J. T. (2014). [Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Mesozoic and Cenozoic Decapod Crustaceans, Krakow, Poland, 2013: A tribute to Pál Mihály Müller / R.H.B. Fraaije, M. Hyžný, J.W.M. Jagt, M. Krobicki & B.W.M. van Bakel (eds.)]: Some decapods (Crustacea; Brachyura and Stomatopoda) from the Pleistocene Beaumont Formation of Galveston, Texas. Scripta Geologica, 147, 309–329.