2 1/2 mi S of the mouth of Soledad Valley in the sea cliff (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as on the La Jolla topographic sheet, due west of half way between the "p" and "u" in Pueblo (south of the mouth of Soledad Valley) in sea cliff facing ocean

Where: California (32.9° N, 117.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 103.2° W)

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• One male specimen, holotype (P. soledadensis) embedded in rock, showing dorsal view of carapace and portions of chelipeds and legs; sternum broken from place and turned backward behind carapace.

•Doubtful occurrence of C. minor- a carapace slightly larger than the type is embedded in friable rock. It is referred with much uncertainty to C. minor, as very few details can be made out.

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Marcus A. Hanna and Georges Vorbe

• Holotype (P. soledadensis) at the University of California (No. 5062)

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 139015: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 07.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Panopeidae
Panopeus soledadensis Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda - Carcinidae
Carcinus minor Rathbun 1926 crab