Wills Point Formation (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Texas (31.0° N, 96.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 77.8° W)

When: Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: basinal (); limestone

• Notes on environment and setting:

•-associated with major transgression following the K-T event

•-formation consists of limestones and basal clays, dark gray thinly laminated clay shale, bearing pyrite nodules, limonite, siderite and calcareous concretions

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. J. Vega, A. Armstrong, T. Nyborg, G. A. Bishop, and A. Osso-Morales. 2009. Decapod crustaceans from the Paleocene of Central Texas, USA. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas 26(3):745-763 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133900: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 30.09.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Prehepatus sp. Rathbun 1935 crab
Rathbun, 1935
 Decapoda - Dromiidae
"Tehuacana americana" = Dromilites americana
"Tehuacana americana" = Dromilites americana Rathbun 1935 crab
Rathbun, 1935
 Decapoda - Goniodromitidae
Pithonoton cardwelli crab
Vega, Armstrong, Nyborg, Bishop & Osso-Morales, 2009
 Decapoda -
Macroacaena johnsoni crab
Rathbun, 1935
 Decapoda - Palaeoxanthopsidae
Paraverrucoides alabamensis Rathbun 1935 crab
Rathbun, 1935
 Decapoda - Palaeocorystidae
Raninoides treldenaesensis Collins and Jakobsen 2003 crab
Collins and Jakobsen, 2003
"Raninoides bournei" = Notosceles bournei Rathbun 1928 crab
Rathbun, 1928
 Decapoda - Pinnotheridae
Viapinnixa mexiaensis crab
Vega, Armstrong, Nyborg, Bishop & Osso-Morales, 2009
 Decapoda - Retroplumidae
Costacopluma texana crab
Vega, Armstrong, Nyborg, Bishop & Osso-Morales, 2009
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia sp. McCoy 1849 clawed lobster
McCoy, 1849
 Decapoda -
Kierionopsis nodosa decapod
Davidson, 1966
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Linuparus wilcoxensis Rathbun 1935 spiny lobster
Rathbun, 1935
 Decapoda -
Paguroidea sp. Latreille 1802 hermit crab
Latreille, 1802
  - Feldmanniidae
Caloxanthus sp. Milne-Edwards 1864
A. Milne-Edwards, 1864