Sea cliffs between Classens Wharf and the ship canal estuary, Townsend Bay (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Washington (48.1° N, 122.7° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 111.9° W)

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

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• Sea cliffs

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Small fragment of finger (M. alaskensis); one specimen showing the left side of the ventral surface of the carapace (M. willapensis); two specimens, one containing a right manus, holotype, and what appears to be the left merus of the cheliped, outer-upper face, and the other containing a left carpus and a fragment which may be part of a manus (B. brucei);

Collection methods: M. alaskensis, Stanford University (N. Pac. 125); holotype in Stanford University (B. brucei);

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 139887: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 20.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Macroacaena willapensis Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda - Macropipidae
Megokkos alaskensis Rathbun 1926 crab
 Decapoda -
Blepharipoda brucei Rathbun 1926 decapod