Panama Canal Zone (Pleistocene of Panama)

Where: Panama (8.5° N, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 8.5° N, 80.6° W)

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1918. Decapod Crustaceans from the Panama Region. Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum 123-184 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost/S. Yost]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134957: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 19.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Nephrops indet. Leach 1814 clawed lobster
Nephrops costatus Rathbun 1918 clawed lobster
 Decapoda - Parthenopidae
Parthenope pleistocenica Rathbun 1918 crab
 Decapoda - Ocypodidae
Uca macrodactylus fiddler crab
 Decapoda - Hepatidae
Hepatus chiliensis Milne-Edwards 1837 crab
 Decapoda - Panopeidae
Panopeus tridentatus Rathbun 1918 crab
Panopeus antepurpureus Rathbun 1918 crab
Eurytium crenulatum Rathbun 1918 crab
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Arenaeus indet. Dana 1851 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Calappidae
Calappa flammea Herbst 1794 box crab
 Decapoda - Leucosiidae
Leucosiidae indet. Samouelle 1819 crab