El Ojito, San Antonio Texcala (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Where: Puebla, Mexico (18.4° N, 97.5° W: paleocoordinates 16.0° N, 53.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gerhardtia sartousiana ammonoid zone, Zapotitlán Formation, Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• Age based on the ammonite Gerhardtia sp. Although the identification of these ammonites is only at generic level, the stratigraphic range for this genus is very restricted (e.g. Vermeulen, 2003; Patarroyo, 2004, Reboulet et al., 2018). Gerhardtia has been reported in Europe and Africa, (e.g. Vermeulen, 2003; Klein et al., 2007); for the Americas, Gerhardtia was reported from Peru, Colombia and Mexico (e.g. Vermeulen, 2003; Ramírez-Garza, 2003; Patarroyo, 2004; Vermeulen and Klein, 2006), and elsewhere, this genus is restricted to the Gerhardtia sartousiana Zone of the standard Mediterranean ammonite zonation (Reboulet et al., 2018), which corresponds to the Lower Cretaceous (upper Barremian).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Colección Nacional de Paleontología, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City (IGM)

Primary reference: F. J. Vega, O. González-León, and J. A. Moreno-Bedmar. 2019. Early Cretaceous (late Barremian) Crustacea from Puebla, Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 96(102330) [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 227078: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.09.2022

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Catillogalatheidae
Vasconilia zapotitlanensis n. sp. Klompmaker et al. 2022 decapod
 Decapoda - Galatheidae
Eomunidopsis spp. Via Boada 1981 decapod
Eomunidopsis texcalaensis n. sp. Klompmaker et al. 2022 decapod
 Decapoda - Priscinachidae
Cretamaja klompmakeri n. sp. González-León and Moreno-Bedmar 2019 spider crab
 Decapoda - Goniodromitidae
Goniodromites laevis Van Straelen 1940 crab
Distefania sp. Checchia-Rispolli 1914 crab