Strata of latest Cretaceous (late Maastrichtian) and earliest Paleogene (early Paleocene) age in the (extended) type area of the Maastrichtian Stage are comparatively rich in decapod crustaceans. Particularly common are chelae of the callianassoid Mesostylus faujasi (Desmarest, 1822), followed by carapaces of various species of necrocarcinid and raninid, plus the ?longusorbiid Binkhorstia ubaghsii (van Binkhorst, 1857) and chelae of paguroids; other taxa are much rarer. Recently collected material, all stratigraphically well constrained, has enabled us to reinterpret, and reassign, a number of species. Specimens contained in old museum collections have proved indispensable in that respect. Undescribed taxa have also come to light; here a new dromioid, Distefania(?) vanrijsselti n. sp., is erected to accommodate a fragmentary carapace with a peculiar cauliflower-like ornament. Other new taxa are briefly commented upon, but not formally named. These include a few paguroids, a possible majoid, and a new portunoid.

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Jagt, J., Fraaije, R., & van Bakel, B. (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.)]: Decapod crustacean ‘odds and ends’ from the Maastrichtian type area (southeast Netherlands, northeast Belgium). Scripta Geologica, 147, 95–115.