Ocozocoautla Formation (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (16.0° N, 92.0° W: paleocoordinates 12.7° N, 56.9° W)

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• Described as shallow marine-benthic community

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. J. Vega and G. P. Dietl. 2008. Specialized shell-breaking crab claws in Cretaceous seas. Biology Letters (4)290-293 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133883: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 30.09.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Megaxantho zoque Vega and Feldmann 2001 crab