Illinois Central Railroad cut, SE of Plain (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Rankin County, Mississippi (32.2° N, 90.1° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 83.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Vicksburg Group, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• lower Oligocene

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134724: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Lerin Baltzly on 13.10.2012, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Portunidae
Portunus vicksburgensis Stenzel 1935 swimming crab