Sandstone and shale sea cliffs along W. shore of Oak Bay (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as 1 to 2 mi S of Portage Spit, between Port Townsend and Port Ludlow

Where: Washington (48.0° N, 122.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 111.9° W)

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

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Six specimens (P. vulgaris) comprising two carapaces and four pieces of cheliped; one specimen (M. alaskensis);

Collection methods: Stanford University (N. Pac. 128)

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 139188: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 09.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Pilodius vulgaris Glaessner 1928 stone crab
 Decapoda - Macropipidae
Megokkos alaskensis Rathbun 1926 crab