Ophthalmoplax comancheensis Rathbun 1935 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Macropipidae

Full reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1935. Fossil Crustacea of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2)1-160

Belongs to Ophthalmoplax according to J. S. H. Collins and S. F. Morris 1975

See also Rathbun 1935

Sister taxa: Ophthalmoplax andina, Ophthalmoplax brasiliana, Ophthalmoplax minimus, Ophthalmoplax spinosus, Ophthalmoplax stephensoni, Ophthalmoplax triambonatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is 2 to 3 mi N of Denison, type-locality of Duck Creek limestone, which is in a Cretaceous marine limestone in the Duck Creek Formation of Texas

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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