A single, slightly laterally compressed carapace of a dromioid crab from the middle/upper Albian part of the Kazhdumi Formation in the Hamiran area (Hormozgan Province, southwest Iran) is described as a new species, which is tentatively assigned to the brachyuran genus Distefania Checchia-Rispoli, 1917, D.(?) tangishirazensis. This constitutes the first record of the genus from the Middle East. In addition, from the long-defunct Rauen quarry at Kassenberg, near Mülheim-Broich (northwest Germany), a carapace of D. incerta and a rather battered cheliped of the ‘form genus’ Roemerus Bishop, 1983 are recorded from the upper Cenomanian portion of that section, thus adding to previous records of these taxa from Germany.

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Jagt, J., van Bakel, B., Fraaije, R., & Neumann, C. (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.)]: New data on mid-Cretaceous dromioid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from northwest Germany and southwest Iran. Scripta Geologica, 147, 35–47.