About 1/4 of a mi W of Detroit (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Red River County, Texas (33.7° N, 95.3° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° N, 64.2° W)

When: Blossom Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• "Blossom sand" - as quoted in reference

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• one specimen, left manus, (H. blossomana);

Collected by C.H. Gordon (5312) in 20, 1907; reposited in the USNM

• U.S. National Museum, type, Cat. No. 73829 (H. blossomana);

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 141129: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 21.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia blossomana Rathbun 1935 clawed lobster