Tehuacana Creek Decapods (Paleocene of the United States)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Midway Group, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, muddy, sandy sandstone

• Description of Midway Group: highly glauconite sands and sandy clays. Upper Midway consits of interbedded marls and glauconitic limestone. Top of Midway grades into the overlying muddstones and sands. It's unknown where the specimen was found in the Midway group.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: H. B. Stenzel. 1944. A New Paleocene Catometope Crab from Texas, Tehuacana Tehuacana. Journal of Paleontology 18(6):546-549 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135159: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Lerin Baltzly on 21.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Mathildellidae
Tehuacana tehuacana Stenzel 1944 crab