Port Townsend (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Washington (48.1° N, 122.8° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 111.9° W)

When: Clallam Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Clallam formation, lower Oligocene series, according to B.L. Clark

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Thomas T. Minor in 19, 1873

• One specimen, holotype, in Yale Museum; plastotype in United States National Museum

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

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139017: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 07.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Mathildellidae
Branchioplax washingtoniana Rathbun 1916 crab