Recent, intensive collecting for Maastrichtian ammonites in Tunisia has yielded a single small isopod specimen from the Kalaat Senaan region. The isopod is a new species of Palaega Woodward, 1870 and appears to be the first representative of the genus to be recorded from the Maastrichtian of northern Africa.

A 5,000 m thick sedimentary record, ranging in age from the Aptian to the middle Ypresian, crops out in the west-central part of Tunisia, close to the Algerian border, between Kalaat Senan, Tajerouine, and Kalaa Khasba (see Robaszynski et al., 1990, 1993a, 1993b, 1993c, 2000;...

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