Whites Branch Creek Decapods (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Tarrant County, Texas (32.8° N, 97.3° W: paleocoordinates 30.2° N, 57.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pawpaw Formation (Washita Group), Middle Albian (109.0 - 105.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, muddy shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Following fossils share this locality= Arthropoda- Crustacea: Caloxanthus americanus (Rathbun), Ophthalmoplax comancheensis (Rathbun), Xanthosia aspera (Rathbun), Ischnodactylus texanus (Rathbun), Homarus. Mollusca- Cephalopoda: Engonoceras serptinum (Cragin), Turrilites worthensis(Adkins and Winton), Submantelliceras worthense (Adkins)

Primary reference: H. B. Stenzel. 1945. Decapod Crustaceans from the Cretaceous of Texas. The University of Texas Publication (4401)401-477 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138925: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Lerin Baltzly on 02.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Cenomanocarcinidae
Cenomanocarcinus renfroae Stenzel 1945 crab