4 mi SW of Fort Worth, 1/2 mi S of Baptist Seminary (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Tarrant County, Texas (32.7° N, 97.3° W: paleocoordinates 30.5° N, 50.2° W)

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

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• "Pawpaw clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• four specimens, (O. texanus); 2 specimens of right movable finger and a fragment of a left immovable finger ("N." americanus); holotype, a small left chela, lacking the fixed finger and tip of dactylus (P. pawpawensis); one misshapen carapace, three specimens of palm, one with wrist (C. americanus);

Collected by W.S. Adkins and W.M. Winton

• University of Texas, cotypes, without number ("N." americanus); University of Texas, type, without number (P. pawpawensis);

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 141171: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 21.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
Prehepatus pawpawensis Rathbun 1935 crab
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
"Nephrops" americanus Rathbun 1935 clawed lobster
chela only, indeterminate
Oncopareia texanus Rathbun 1935 clawed lobster
Caloxanthus
  - Feldmanniidae