West side of Tecuya Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Where: California (35.4° N, 119.5° W: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 105.4° W)

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Very close to the type-locality of the Tejon Fm.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• The merus of the left outer maxilliped is fairly complete; episternum also visible.

Collected by G.C. Gester; reposited in the CAS

• Presented by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. to the California Academy of Sciences

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 140005: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 27.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

• R. tejoniana: One specimen, holotype, in California Academy of Sciences
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Ranina tejoniana Rathbun 1926 crab