Melville Island, Bathurst Island Formation (Cretaceous of Australia)

Where: Northern Territory, Australia (11.9° S, 131.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° S, 118.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bathurst Island Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• about 8 m above "Tapara Bed"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; yellow claystone

• slightly weathered yellowish clay

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: M. F. Glaessner. 1980. New Cretaceous and Tertiary crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Australia and New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 104(6):171-192 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37705: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Homolidae
Homolopsis spinulosa n. sp. Glaessner 1980 crab
one small, somewhat crushed specimen with counterpart