Shale sea cliffs south of mouth of Five Mile Creek, Bandon (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Coos County, Oregon (43.3° N, 124.4° W: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 113.5° W)

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

• "lower (?) Oligocene" as quoted from reference

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

• "shale sea cliffs"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• Five specimens of manus, three right and two left, free from the matrix. Two others with fixed finger attached, one right and one left, embedded in hard nodules, [C. bandonensis]; left manus of male with immovable finger (paratype g), partially embedded in a nodule, inner surface exposed [N. porterensis];

Preservation: concretion

Collection methods: Holotype in Stanford University (N. Pac. 38), [C. bandonensis];

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 140252: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 06.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Neocallichirus porterensis Rathbun 1926 decapod
Callianassa bandonensis Rathbun 1926 decapod