Mint Spring Bayou Decapods (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Warren County, Mississippi (32.0° N, 90.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 83.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Vicksburg Group, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithified, fine-grained, muddy, calcareous marl and lithified, muddy, sandy mixed carbonate-siliciclastic

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ)

Primary reference: H. B. Stenzel. 1935. Middle Eocene and Oligocene Decapod Crustaceans from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The American Midland Naturalist 16(3):379-400 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134723: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Lerin Baltzly on 13.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Portunus vicksburgensis n. sp. Stenzel 1935 swimming crab