Half a mile NW of Gravel Hill (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as State Line cut on Southern Railway, 1 mi NW of Wenasoga, Miss,; also a few hundred yards west of Wenasoga station

Where: McNairy County, Tennessee (35.1° N, 88.5° W: paleocoordinates 38.7° N, 65.2° W)

When: Ripley Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "Selma-Ripley formations" (probably Ripley) - as quoted from reference

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the USNM

• U.S. National Museum, type, Cat. No. 73115 (E. flectum); type, Cat. No. 73118 (H. mcnairyensis); Cat. No. 73116 (L. canadensis); (D. overanus);

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 140914: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia mcnairyensis Rathbun 1926 clawed lobster
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Linuparus canadensis Whiteaves 1884 spiny lobster
= Linuparus atavus, Ortmann 1897
 Decapoda - Erymidae
Eryma flectum Rathbun 1926 decapod
= Eryma flecta
 Decapoda - Dakoticancridae
Dakoticancer overanus Rathbun 1917 crab