This thematic issue of the BSGF-Earth Sciences Bulletin is linked to the 6th Symposium on Mesozoic and Cenozoic Decapod Crustaceans. This scientific meeting was held on June 2016 at the Paléospace Museum of Villers-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. It was supported by the French Geological Society (SGF), the Center for Research on Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments (UMR 7207 CNRS) and the National Museum of Natural History, Paris (MNHN).

The organization of a symposium dedicated to the Mesozoic and Cenozoic decapod crustaceans was new for France, but was based on a long standing tradition, which dates back to the pioneer work of Latreille,...

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