Shoal Creek, at 29th Street, Austin (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Travis County, Texas (30.3° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 28.3° N, 51.2° W)

When: Buda limestone Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• "lower part of Buda limestone"

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• One chela showing fingers and half the palm (P. walkeri); carapaces (G. texanus);

Collected by Whitney; reposited in the USNM

• University of Texas (P. walkeri); two cotypes (Univ. Texas), one specimen, Cat. No. 73851 (G. texanus);

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 140920: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Dynomenidae
Graptocarcinus texanus Roemer 1887 crab
= Cyphonotus integrimarginatus, Wright & Wright 1950
 Decapoda - Erymidae
Palaeastacus walkeri Whitfield 1883 decapod