Deadman Island (Pleistocene to of the United States)

Also known as Deadman island, SE of San Pedro

Where: California (33.7° N, 118.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 118.0° W)

When: Pleistocene to Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Deadman Island- one right immovable finger (P. tuberculata); three movable fingers and a right manus with fixed finger attached (S. acutifrons); one right movable finger (Chorilia sp.); one right merus and one piece of a left manus (M. idae); 6 moveable fingers (H. nudus); 3 movable and 3 immovable fingers (H. oregonensis); more than 25 fingers, 8 palms and 1 wrist (L. diegensis); 17 movable fingers (L. leucomanus); 4 movable and 2 immovable fingers (C. productus); 2 movable fingers (R. branneri); 13 movable fingers, 1 immovable finger (R. jordani); 3 movable and 1 immovable finger (M. gracilis); 6 arms (R. ornata); 3 hands with fixed finger attached (one of which is the holotype), and 6 arms (R. pleistocenica); 16 arms (R. pleistocenica); one right movable finger or dactylus, holotype (D. arnoldi); one propodus of right cheliped (P. granosimanus); one left immovable finger, three right movable fingers (N. gigas);

Collected by Arnold; reposited in the USNM

• R. jordani (Cat. No. 353387, USNM); R. pleistocenica (Cat. No. 353346); D. arnoldi, holotype in Stanford University;

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1926. The Fossil Stalk-Eyed Crustacea of the Pacific Slope of North America. Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost/S. Yost]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138719: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 26.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Loxorhynchus crispatus Stimpson 1857 decapod
 Decapoda - Paguridae
Dardanus arnoldi Rathbun 1926 hermit crab
Pagurus granosimanus Stimpson 1862 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Neotrypaea gigas Dana 1852 decapod
= Callianassa longimana
 Decapoda - Varunidae
Hemigrapsus nudus Dana 1851 crab
Hemigrapsus oregonensis Dana 1851 crab
 Decapoda - Cancridae
Metacarcinus gracilis Dana 1852 crab
Cancer productus Randall 1839 lobster
Romaleon jordani Rathbun 1900 crab
Romaleon branneri Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda - Parthenopidae
Mesorhoea idae Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda - Panopeidae
Lophopanopeus diegensis Rathbun 1900 crab
Lophopanopeus leucomanus Lockington 1877 crab
 Decapoda - Epialtidae
Chorilia sp. Dana 1851 crab
Scyra acutifrons Dana 1851 crab
 Decapoda - Majidae
Pugettia richii Dana 1851 spider crab
Pugettia producta Randall 1839 spider crab
 Decapoda - Inachoididae
Pyromaia tuberculata Lockington 1877 crab
 Decapoda - Leucosiidae
Randallia ornata Randall 1839 crab
Randallia pleistocenica Rathbun 1926 crab