Locality 259, Airport road, Sandakan (Miocene of Malaysia)

Where: Sabah, Malaysia (5.9° N, 118.1° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 119.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sandakan Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• "Shelfal muds" (deeper than "tempestites")

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins, C. Lee, and J. Noad. 2003. Miocene and Pleistocene Crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda) from Sabah and Sarawak. Journal of Systematic Palaentology 1:187-226 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185835: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Xanthias miocenicus n. sp. Collins et al. 2003 stone crab
 Decapoda - Palaeocorystidae
Raninoides morrisi Collins et al. 2003 crab
 Decapoda - Pinnotheridae
Pinnixa cf. aequipunctata Morris and Collins 1991 crab
Pinnixa microgranulosa Collins et al. 2003 crab
 Decapoda - Dorippidae
"Heikea tuberculata" = Heikeopsis tuberculata
"Heikea tuberculata" = Heikeopsis tuberculata Morris and Collins 1991 crab
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Podophthalmus fusiformis Morris and Collins 1991 swimming crab
"Lupocyclus karasawai n. sp." = Saratunus karasawai Collins et al. 2003 swimming crab
Portunus woodwardi Morris and Collins 1991 swimming crab
Portunus obvallatus Morris and Collins 1991 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Retroplumidae
Retropluma laurentae n. sp. Collins et al. 2003 crab
 Decapoda - Calappidae
 Decapoda - Epialtidae
Hyastenus sp. White 1847 crab
 Decapoda - Pilumnidae
Pilumnus fookimensis Collins et al. 2003 crab
 Decapoda - Chasmocarcinidae
"Orthakrolophus bittneri" = Orthakrolophos bittneri
"Orthakrolophus bittneri" = Orthakrolophos bittneri Muller and Collins 1991 crab
 Decapoda - Leucosiidae
Philyra granulosa Morris and Collins 1991 crab
Nucia platyspinosa Collins et al. 2003 crab
Myra subcarinata Morris and Collins 1991 crab
Leucosia aff. serenei Morris and Collins 1991 crab
 Decapoda - Iphiculidae
Pariphiculus decemtuberculatus n. sp. Collins et al. 2003 crab
Iphiculus sexspinosus Morris and Collins 1991 crab
 Decapoda - Parthenopidae
Parthenope jugula Collins et al. 2003 crab
 Decapoda - Paguridae
? Paguridae indet. Latreille 1802 hermit crab
 Decapoda - Thalassinidae
Thalassina anomala Herbst 1804 decapod