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A new crab (Brachyura: Cancridae) from lower Miocene rocks of the northwestern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

  • Ross E. Berglund (a1) and James L. Goedert (a2)


Lower Miocene rocks of the uppermost part of the Pysht Formation and the overlying Clallam Formation on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington have yielded rare fossils of a small crab, Cancer (Metacarcinus) starri, new species. This is the second lower Miocene record of the genus Cancer and the oldest of the subgenus Metacarcinus.



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A new crab (Brachyura: Cancridae) from lower Miocene rocks of the northwestern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

  • Ross E. Berglund (a1) and James L. Goedert (a2)


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