Vanua Balavu island, station 110B (Pliocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (17.2° S, 178.9° W: paleocoordinates 19.2° S, 179.2° W)

When: Ndalithoni Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1945. Decapod Crustacea. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Bulletin 181 373-383 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136139: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 20.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Archaeocarabus vanuaensis Rathbun 1945 spiny lobster
 Decapoda - Paguridae
Dardanus lauensis Rathbun 1945 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Porcellanidae
Petrolisthes lauensis Rathbun 1945 decapod
 Decapoda - Gecarcinidae
Cardisoma planum Rathbun 1945 crab
 Decapoda -
Daira perlata Herbst 1790 crab
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Ranina elegans Rathbun 1945 crab
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Cycloxanthops eous Rathbun 1945 stone crab
Medaeus mbalavuensis Rathbun 1945 stone crab
 Decapoda - Epialtidae
Libinia mbalavuensis Rathbun 1945 crab