Station 12, Limestone Co., TX (Paleocene to of the United States)

Where: Limestone County, Texas (31.6° N, 96.5° W: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 77.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mexia Clay Member (Wills Point Formation), Danian to Danian (66.0 - 59.2 Ma)

• Mexia Clay Member is Early-Middle Paleocene = Danian-Selandian according to: Armstrong, A., Nyborg, T., Bishop, G.A., Morales, À.O. and Vega, F.J., 2009. Decapod crustaceans from the Paleocene of Central Texas, USA. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 26(3), pp.745-763.

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; unlithified, massive, gray, yellow claystone

• Very compact, massive, somewhat yellowish-gray clays of the Mexia clay member of the Wills Point formation wash to a concentrate composed almost wholly of well preserved foraminifera and ostracodes.

Size class: microfossils

• very compact, massive, somewhat yellowish-gray clays of the Mexia clay member of the Wills Point formation wash to a concentrate composed almost wholly of well preserved foraminifera and ostracode

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

Primary reference: C. I. Alexander. 1934. Ostracoda of the Midway (Eocene) of Texas. Journal of Paleontology 8(2):206-237 [S. Cole/S. Cole/G. Hunt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191364: authorized by Selina Cole, entered by Selina Cole on 23.01.2018

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Taxonomic list

• This references only lists taxa for which the locality is the type section. Other ostracode and foraminiferan taxa are reported to be present but not listed.
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Krithidae
Krithe perattica n. sp. Alexander 1934 ostracod