Salt Creek, 8 1/2 mi NW of Oil City (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Fresno County, California (35.5° N, 119.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 105.0° W)

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

• Carapace of very small specimen

Collected by Robert Anderson, USGS in 1909; reposited in the USNM

• Small carapace (Cat. No. 353352)

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1926. The Fossil Stalk-Eyed Crustacea of the Pacific Slope of North America. United States National Museum Bulletin 138:1-155 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138986: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 06.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Euryplacidae
Orbitoplax weaveri Rathbun 1926 crab