Chihuahua, Abuja Colorada canyon on north side of Cerro Chino... (Cretaceous of Mexico)

Also known as ...26 km NW of Cuchillo Parado

Where: Chihuahua, Mexico (29.6° N, 105.1° W: paleocoordinates 29.2° N, 60.3° W)

When: Gargasian Formation, Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• "lower part of a thick section of the Cuchillo shales of Burrows, Dufrenoya zone, Gargasian formation (upper Aptian) = Travis Peak formation, approximately." - as quoted from reference.

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Robert E. King and W.S. Adkins

• Peabody Museum, Yale University, type (M. mexicana);

Primary reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1935. Fossil Crustacea of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Special Paper (2)1-160 [C. Schweitzer/S. Yost]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140676: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 14.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Mecochiridae
Meyeria mexicana Rathbun 1935 decapod