Sandstone shale sea cliffs for 3 mi W of Carmanah Point, Vancouver Island (Oligocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (48.6° N, 124.7° W: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 115.0° W)

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by H. Hannibal

• one specimen (B. carmanahensis) showing carapace and chelipeds, holotype, in Stanford University (N. Pac. 141); 11 specimens comprising 8 carapaces and 3 pieces of appendages (P. vulgaris)

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 139011: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 07.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Mathildellidae
Branchioplax carmanahensis Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Pilodius vulgaris Glaessner 1928 stone crab