Cardenas Formation (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Where: San Luis, Mexico (22.0° N, 99.6° W: paleocoordinates 20.2° N, 62.8° W)

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• Deltaic platform.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: F. Vega, T. G. Nyborg, and M. Carmen Perrilliat. 2006. Mesozoic and Tertiary Decapod Crustacea from Mexico. Studies on Mexican Paleontology 79-100 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133559: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 16.09.2012

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Cheramus sp. decapod
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Protocallianassa sp. Beurlen 1930 decapod
 Decapoda - Dynomenidae
Graptocarcinus muiri Stenzel 1944 crab
Stenzel, 1944
 Decapoda - Carcineretidae
Branchiocarcinus cornatus Vega et al. 1995 crab
Vega et al., 1995
 Decapoda - Majidae
Majidae sp. Samouelle 1819 spider crab
Samouelle, 1819