Cretaceous Baja Decapods (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Where: Baja California, Mexico (31.0° N, 116.0° W: paleocoordinates 29.0° N, 73.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Rosario? Formation, Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

• Formation is questionable.

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion, original chitin

Collection methods: surface (float),

• Maybe these are from a rock shop??

Primary reference: C. E. Schweitzer, R. M. Feldmann, G. Gonzales-Barba and F. J. Vega. 2002. New crabs from the Eocene and Oligocene of Baja California Sur, Mexico and an assessment of the evolutionary and paleobiogeographic implications of Mexican fossil decapods. Journal of Paleontology 76(6):1-43 [C. Schweitzer/C. Schweitzer/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45700: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Carrie Schweitzer on 24.11.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Xandaros sternbergi Rathbun 1926 stone crab
 Decapoda - Goneplacidae
Icriocarcinus xestos Bishop 1988 crab