Gatun locality (Miocene of Panama)

Where: Panama (9.3° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 8.9° N, 78.0° W)

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Gatunia proavita from Gatun formation, near Gatun Dam.

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 135457: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 26.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Diogenidae
Petrochirus bouvieri Rathbun 1918 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
"Callianassa toulai" = Glypturus toulai
"Callianassa toulai" = Glypturus toulai Rathbun 1918 decapod
 Decapoda - Portunidae
"Gatunia proavita" = Necronectes proavita
"Gatunia proavita" = Necronectes proavita Rathbun 1918 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Calappidae
Mursilia ecristata Rathbun 1918 box crab