Navarro River, Manzanilla Bay, Crab Claw beds (Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago)

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.5° N, 61.0° W: paleocoordinates 10.2° N, 58.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Brasso Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• written as Brasso Formation "Crab Claw Beds"

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• friable rusty brown sandstone with comminuted shell debris

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins and S. F. Morris. 1976. Tertiary and Pleistocene crabs from Barbados and Trinidad. Palaeontology 19(1):107-131 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185887: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Portunus oblongus Rathbun 1920 swimming crab