Branchioplax

Branchioplax is an extinct genus of crab which existed in Alaska and Washington during the Eocene period. It was first named by Mary Rathbun in 1916, and contains ten species ,[1] including Branchioplax washingtoniana from the Hoko River Formation[2] Branchioplax carmanahensis,[3] and Branchioplax ballingi.[4]

Branchioplax
Temporal range: Eocene
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Fossil Branchioplax washingtoniana
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Branchioplax

Rathbun, 1916 [1]
Fossil Branchioplax carmanahensis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.
  2. ^ Page 86, Bulletin: Geological section, Volume 31, Issues 1-3. By Moskovskoe obshchestvo ispytateleĭ prirody. Israel Program for Scientific Translations., 1961
  3. ^ Page 66, Cretaceous and eocene decapod crustaceans from southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. NRC monograph publishing program, Canadian electronic library. By Carrie Ellen Schweitzer, National Research Council Canada. 2003. ISBN 0660190923/ISBN 9780660190921
  4. ^ Page 319, Bulletin de la Société géologique de France, Société géologique de France, 1959.

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