3 Stations: 264, 281, and 284, in the vicinity of Prairie Creek, Allenton... (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as ...and Pine Barren Section

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (31.9° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 27.2° N, 48.3° W)

When: Selma Group, Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; chalk

• "An original label for 284 gives, 'Scattered shells and fragments picked up on prairies,'" (E. tumimanus);
• "probably Selma Chalk"

Size class: macrofossils

• Left arm, fragments of fingers, showing teeth, carapaces (holotype), left palm amd right arm-wrist (E. tumimanus); Prairie Creek and Allenton (281), one manus, holotype, Prairie Creek and Pine Barren section (284), eight fragments, chiefly of carapace, Prairie Creek (264), two fragments (P. selmaensis);

Collected by L.C. Johnson in 25, 1883; reposited in the USNM

• U.S. National Museum, type, Cat. No. 73799 (E. tumimanus); Prairie Creek and Allenton (281), holotype, Prairie Creek and Pine Barren section (284), Cat. No. 73850, Prairie Creek (264), Cat. No. 73849 - U.S. National Museum, type, Cat. No. 73848 (P. selmaensis);

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 140677: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 14.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The type-specimen belongs to this lot, (E. tumimanus);
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Erymidae
Enoploclytia tumimanus Rathbun 1935 decapod
Palaeastacus selmaensis Rathbun 1935 decapod