GAB52, Liberty School locality (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Union County, Mississippi (34.4° N, 89.0° W: paleocoordinates 38.0° N, 66.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Prairie Bluff Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• The rocks exposed in the scraped area consist of a few centimeters of marlstone overlain by three meters of sandy, fossiliferous limestone assignable to the Prairie Bluff Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, sandy limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G.A. Bishop, R. Harris in 1982

• Repository: GSC Museum, Georgia Southern College

Primary reference: G. A. Bishop. 1986. Two new crabs, Parapaguristes tuberculatus and Palaeoxantho libertiensis, from the Prairie Bluff Formation (Middle Maastrichtian), Union County Mississippi, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 99(4):604-611 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184985: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Prehepatus harrisi Bishop 1985 crab
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Carinatus galebishopi Nyborg et al. 2017 crab
 Decapoda - Palaeoxanthopsidae
Palaeoxantho libertiensis n. gen. n. sp. Bishop 1986 crab
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Portunidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia sp. McCoy 1849 clawed lobster
 Decapoda - Diogenidae
Parapaguristes tuberculatus n. sp. Bishop 1986 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Protocallianassa sp. Beurlen 1930 decapod
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia variabilis Slocom 1909 heart urchin