Tlayua Formation (Cretaceous of Puerto Rico)

Where: Puebla, Puerto Rico (19.0° N, 98.2° W: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 54.2° W)

When: Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; brown, red, yellow limestone

• Author notes in the abstract that the environment is comprised of marine and nonmarine components

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. M. Feldmann, F. J. Vega, S. P. Applegate and G. A. Bishop. 1998. Early Cretaceous Arthropods from the Tlayua Formation at Tepexi de Rodriguez, Puebla, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 72(1):79-90 [C. Schweitzer/C. Schweitzer/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138747: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 26.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Aeglidae
Protaegla miniscula Feldmann et al. 1998 decapod
new spec.
 Decapoda - Dorippidae
Tepexicarcinus tlayuensis Feldmann et al. 1998 crab
new. spec.